There are many public and private transportation options for workers in poverty, yet quite a few people are still left without a ride. Having a car may be the only option for staving off unemployment.  This guide is for organizations interested in launching or refining a car ownership program.  The guide addresses key components of program planning, design and delivery. Rather than proposing one model, the guide offers various options in each program component along with a discussion of the associated benefits and challenges.

January 1, 2003

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Available public and private car ownership programs for low-income workers.

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    How to conduct a feasibility analysis for car ownership programs.

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    What it take to establish a car ownership program for low-income workers.

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    Car acquisition, purchase and donation strategies for nonprofits.

Key Takeaway

Public agencies understand the importance of car ownership to low-income workers

Social services agencies that administer Temporary Assistance for Needy Families were the first to fund car ownership programs and continue to be a primary source of client referrals. They are often key program partners that provide case management services and other support services to clients in car ownership programs.

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