On Thursday, October 6th at , IDNYC, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) and Assembly Member Victor Pichardo will announce a new IDNYC pop-up center at Davidson Community Center. Assembly Member Victor Pichardo will also enroll for IDNYC, immediately following the press event. Located at 2038 Davidson Avenue in the Bronx, the pop-up center will run from October 4th to October 13th with operating hours from through , .
With application materials available in 30 languages and an expansion of documents that youth can now use to apply, the program has extended its outreach efforts to a broad range of New Yorkers. IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities – the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated, and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID. One in ten New Yorkers use IDNYC and cardholders range from 14 to over 75 years of age. Benefits of IDNYC include access to libraries, fitness and health benefits, and individuals can use the card to open a bank or credit account at more than a dozen financial institutions.
“IDNYC now provides over 900,000 New York residents with tremendous access to the City,” said Commissioner Nisha Agarwal of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. “Trusted and approachable locations like the Davidson Community Center are essential in connecting IDNYC to community members in their neighborhoods.”
“I am extremely thankful to Davidson Community Center for hosting the IDNYC program,” said Assemblymember Victor Pichardo. “I am encouraging all of my neighbors to apply. No matter your walk of life, New Yorkers will be able to apply for an IDNYC card. I am proud to announce this pop-up as it will allow more New Yorkers to gain access to City resources and services. I commend Mayor de Blasio and his administration for their continued work in implementing this program.”
“It is a privilege to have IDNYC at the Davidson Community Center, providing Bronx residents of this community an opportunity to join the ranks of IDNYC cardholders in 2016, absolutely free, so that members feel confident to interact with law enforcement, enter a government building, or pick up their kids from school and proudly identify themselves as New Yorkers. The Davidson Community Center is a work/voluntary self-help organization with the unique history of cooperative programming involving the NYPD, African-American, Hispanic and other ethnic group communities including youth, adults, seniors, community residents, businessmen, municipal service workers, and civic leaders,” said Angel Caballero, Executive Director, Davidson Community Center, Inc..
Today, all local residents can set up their appointment to apply for their IDNYC card by calling 311 in the language that they speak or online at nyc.gov/idnyc.