Working Cars for Working Families

A safe and reliable car is essential to the success of most working families. Child care, jobs, groceries, medical appointments, and so many other everyday tasks are often out of reach for families without a car. Yet, buying, financing, and keeping a reliable car is fraught with dangers for everyone and simply not possible for some families.

Working Cars for Working Families is fighting to ensure that families get a fair deal when buying and financing a car and that the lack of a car does not stand in the way of families’ ability to become economically successful. We seek to bring about policy reform to bring transparency and fairness to the markets for used cars and car finance. We also promote policy and practice solutions to help non-profit ownership programs that help struggling families get a car.

Recent News

> Fact Sheet and Illustration Supporting Bills in the 2020 West Virginia Legislature Creating a Used Car Donor Tax Credit Program To Incentivize Donation of Reliable and Affordable Vehicles For Discounted Sale to Low-income Working People In Order to Expand Access to Employment Opportunities. State Agency Support for Bill.

> Report: Time to Stop Racing Cars: The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Buying and Using a Car, April 2019

> Report: Driving Into Debt: The Hidden Costs of Risky Auto Loans to Consumers and Our Communities Consumer Protection Transportation by U.S. PIRG Education Fund

> Group letter to the Colorado Motor Vehicle Dealer Board urging the Board to protect consumers in Colorado against yo-yo financing, Jan 23, 2019

> Transparent and Consistent Pricing of Motor Vehicle Add-Ons Act, Dec. 2018

> Safer Cars at the Point of Sale Act, December 2018