CAPSH’s Vehicle Program
Reliable transportation can be a barrier for many low-income families. Limited public transportation can create a substantial hardship to those who rely on it to access and/or maintain jobs, trainings, childcare and other services necessary to meet basic daily needs. CAPSH created the Lift to Work program to respond to the need for reliable transportation in Hennepin County.
Our Programs: Lift to Work currently offers three programs focused on assisting residents of Hennepin county achieve an increased level of stability by overcoming transportation barriers.
- Vehicle Repair Program- This program seeks to address the high cost of vehicle repairs. Hennepin county residents that are below 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines may receive up to $750 in auto repair assistance, needed to ensure that their vehicle is safe and reliable.
- Used Car Shopping Assistance– Limited knowledge of cars and limited budgets can often lead to the purchase of a less than reliable vehicle. This program matches Hennepin County residents (under 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines) looking to purchase a vehicle with a volunteer who is knowledgeable about auto repair to evaluate the condition of the used car. The volunteer will provide a car inspection and full a vehicle history report, free of charge.
- Referral Source- CAPSH will work with clients to identify transportation solutions and provide referrals to local organizations that may be able to meet clients’ needs.