Photo Identification Barriers Faced By Homeless Persons: the Impact of September 11

America's homeless persons are being denied many basic food and shelter benefits due to heightened identification restrictions in the wake of post-September 11 policy. These disturbing trends are the result of a number of states responding to the September 11 terrorist attacks by proposing laws that make it tougher to acquire a state-issued driver's license or identification card, such as those requiring applicants for an ID to prove residence. This report highlights a series of recommendations to reduce photo identification barriers at the federal and state levels. (Authors)

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