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Free Access To Birth Certificates And IDs Could Be Coming For Calhoun County’s Homeless Citizens

Credit: Michigan.gov/sos
Credit: Michigan.gov/sos

Homeless residents of Calhoun County might soon be getting a break, when it comes to obtaining identification.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that Calhoun County Commissioners are considering adopting a pilot program that would provide free access to things like birth certificates and state ID cards.

The plan, which is modeled after a similar one in Oakland County, would allow up to $3,000 in fees to be waived. Residents would go to the SHARE Center in Battle Creek and get a hardship letter, along with assistance with paperwork, in order to get ID.

Lack of identification can often be a setback for those seeking access to goods and services.

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