Economic OpportunityHOPE

Identification, birth certificates easier for homeless to access

By June 17, 2008July 15th, 2014No Comments

Tampa, FL – HOPE’s 2008 Nehemiah Action had 1,000 community members in attendance to get commitments from two County Commissioners to advocate for funding for Birth Certificates and identifications for at least 1,000 homeless people to successfully secure jobs and shelter. The Birth Certificates Homeless Assistance Program was established in November 2008 with a monthly reporting system and, as of November 30, 2012, there had been 1,850 birth certificates and IDs given to the homeless.