To remind citizens that the new municipal ID card is available, the City of Detroit is posting billboards all around town as a public announcement. The target audience is those who have had difficulty acquiring an ID such as undocumented immigrants, homeless individuals, etc.
There will be 30 locations in total where the billboards will appear. Signage space was donated to the city at no charge by the outdoor media company, Outfront Media. So far, billboards have gone up near Greenfield and Davison, Harper and Eastlawn, Gratiot and Bessemore, I-96 and Grand River as well as other locations.
Approved by Mayor Mike Duggan and the City Council, the municipal ID cards program was officially launchd last week. This new initiative is to help Detroit citizens gain access to city services and to easily interact with public and private schools/organizations, health departments and Detroit police. Over 100 organizations are cooperatively offering perks and discounts to card holders. Participating organizations include Buddy’s Pizza, YMCA, AMC Theaters and more!
Residents who have interest in the new ID card must schedule an appointment and notate the required documentation and other details. They can do so by calling 1-800-408-1599. Homeless individuals my use the address of a shelter to acquire an ID card.
- Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere on the southwest side.
- Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner on the city’s east side.
- 1PM – 7PM on Monday and Wednesday.
- 10AM – 6PM on Saturdays.
- $25 for ages 18-61.
- $10 for ages 14-17 and 62+.
More information can be found at www.detroitmi.gov.