Ways to Work

Project Description

The WTW program provides small, short-term, low-interest loans to low-income families for the purpose of purchasing or repairing a car to get to work, childcare, and to pursue educational or job training opportunities. The project funding will be used to support operating costs associated with client screening and case management, and for a small loan guarantee pool. This project will replicate other JARC projects that have been successfully implemented in other parts of the country.

Funding History

2011
Local            Federal                 Total
$243,854     $289,934            $533,788

2013
Local             Federal              Total
$293,516     $384,432             $677,948

Status
Status:

Implemented

Program:

Job Access Reverse Commute / New Freedom

Program Year:

2011

Project Type:

Operating and Mobility Management

Grantee:

Salvation Army Family & Community Services

Current Activities:

The Salvation Army launched the Ways to Work project on September 26, 2011. Since the program's inception through February, 2014, 1,932 individuals have attended personal finance education classes and 430 loans have been approved.

Information Updated:

April 2014


Funding
RTA:

$0

Local:

$537,370

Federal:

$674,366

Total:

$1,211,736


Study Documents
none

Related Transit Assets
none

Related Jurisdictions
Not Available


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