Supporters say having the ID will eliminate barriers and give them better access to certain aide.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – State leaders are trying to make it easier for people who are homeless to get an ID.

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A new state law allows people who are experiencing homelessness to get a free first photo ID or renew their ID.

Supporters say having the ID will eliminate barriers and give them better access to certain aide.

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“All Pennsylvanians deserve access to the basic needs we all have: adequate food, safe housing, quality health care and clean water. Eliminating barriers to basic needs for individuals experiencing homelessness is simply the right thing to do,” DHS Secretary Teresa Miller said in a press release.

“I applaud the General Assembly, Governor Wolf and PennDOT for their collaboration on a project that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of Pennsylvanians.”

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Anyone who qualifies for a free ID must apply in person at a PennDOT driver’s license center.