Homelessness Service Providers

For Service Providers of Detroit Homeless Residents

The Detroit ID Card is accepted as Proof of ID by all City programs and departments including the Detroit Police Department. It is also accepted by local health care providers, pharmacies and utility companies. Cardholders may open a checking or savings account at One Detroit Credit Union branches and receive discounts at numerous businesses across Detroit. Regardless of one’s income or residence status in the USA, residents of the City of Detroit with the requisite documents can obtain a Detroit ID card. For more information about the D-ID card program, go to www.detroitmi.gov/Detroit-ID.


To apply for the D-ID the following documents are required:

  • An HMIS ID Card or SERVICEpoint® Record as primary proof of ID if client has no other Primary ID Documents
  • Secondary ID Documents to total the D-ID program’s requisite 300 points; Detroit ID Application Checklist available here
  • D-ID “Chronically Homeless Qualification Checklist” completed by your agency representative which serves as proof of client’s eligibility for the Adult Discount Card fee is free
  • D-ID “Chronically Homeless Third-Party Certification Letter,” on your agency letterhead if case worker does not accompany client to D-ID appointment; letter template available here
  • Proof of Detroit Residency is provided by the Chronically Homeless Checklist and Agency Letter
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  • *Witness Affidavit. If the applicant has an HMIS ID Card or other accepted photo ID worth 200 points but lacks others ID documents, a family member or friend can sign before a Notary Public, a Witness Affidavit form (200 points) to testify the applicant is who he/she claims to be, available HERE
    • The applicant must present the signed notarized witness affidavit together with the card(ID) or other ID documents totaling 300 points.


To make an appointment for your client:


On-Site Enrollment of Homeless Clients and Agency Staff

The D-ID team has successfully enrolled groups of homeless consumers as well as agency staff at service providers' facilities. To set up a D-ID enrollment on-site at your facility, contact D-ID Public Health Project Coordinator  by phone at (313) 774-5388.


Office Hours of Operation and Locations

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Detroit Health Department  100 Mack Avenue, Detroit, 48201 (1st floor)


Monday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Patton Recreation Center 2301 Woodmere, Detroit, MI 48209

Please Also Consider Becoming a Detroit ID Partner!

Several service providers for homeless Detroit residents are already D-ID Partners.

If you have questions about becoming a Partner or about the information provided here, please contact Detroit ID Card Public Health Project Coordinator,  by office 313.774.5388 or cell phone at 313.573.5327.