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Hurricane Maria Relief Resources

After the devastating effects Hurricane Maria left on Puerto Rico in September 2017, community members and organizations gathered to provide hurricane relief to fellow residents on the island. The long standing effects of the hurricane prompted an increase of Puerto Rican newcomers to Milwaukee in search of opportunity. This website is intended to provide resources for newly arrived residents and their families.

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If you are interested in filing a Disaster Unemployment Assistance claim, you must first file an initial UI claim online with Puerto Rico unemployment.

File a UI claim online and click “Reclamo Inicial". If you do not have internet access, call Puerto Rico’s unemployment call center at 787-945-7900 to file a regular initial claim.

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City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 201
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

(414) 286-CITY (2489)

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Phone: 414-286-2200
Fax: 414-286-3191 

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State ID and License

Obtaining an identification (ID) card

What to bring with you:

  • Proof of name and date of birth: Certified birth certificate, Passport (not
    expired), old Driver’s License or State ID that expired no more than 4 years
  • Proof of identity: Social Security, Forward, or Quest Card
  • Proof of Wisconsin residency: Paycheck stub, Forward or Quest Card, bank
    statement that is at least 30 days old. It must show your current address.
  • Your Social Security card
  • Money: State IDs: Original or Renewal State ID Cards are $28; Replacement
    State ID Cards are $16. Driver’s Licenses: Original or Probationary Cards are
    $28; Renewal Cards are $34; Replacement Cards are $14. Prices subject to
  • Other documents may be accepted; call the DMV if you have questions.