- Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, District 2
- Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
- David Garza, Executive Director, Henry Street Settlement
- Susan Stetzer, Community Board 3 District Manager
- Linda Levy, CEO, Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union
- Shanna Castillo, Director of REES (Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability)
- Beatriz Torres Guzman, NYCHA Resident
WHEN: Monday, January 4th, 2016
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
WHERE: 24 Avenue D, at East 3rd Street
New York – Councilwoman Rosie Mendez will be joined by the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal; Jeremy Reiss of Henry Street Settlement; Susan Stetzer, District Manager of Community Board 3, NYCHA; Linda Levy, CEO of the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union, and residents to launch the new IDNYC temporary pop up enrollment center on Avenue D.
The IDNYC program launched in 2015 providing New York City residents with the opportunity to get a free identification card. IDNYC provides access to City services and cultural institutions, numerous discounts, and gives the peace of mind that comes from having recognized identification. Communities, who are some of the most vulnerable and can have challenges in obtaining government IDs, such as homeless people, young people, seniors, immigrants, and LGBTQ people, now have the ability to get an IDNYC at enrollment sites across the five boroughs.
In year two of IDNYC, the card will continue to be free and there will be expanded benefits. Elected officials, administration leaders, and community members will come together on January 4th to celebrate this new year and help launch municipal ID cards for NYCHA residents. David Garza, Executive Director of Henry Street Settlement, will apply for the municipal ID card on site.