Lift-To-Work: CAP-HC'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 run.pngjobs, trainings, childcare and other services necessary to meet basic daily needs. CAP-HC 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 a vehicle history report, free of charge.  
  • Referral Source- CAP-HC will work with clients to identify transportation solutions and provide referrals to local organizations that may be able to meet clients' needs. 
2017 Federal Poverty  Guidelines Chart
# of Persons in
  Vehicle Repair
              Program (125%)         
         Used Car Shopping        
Assistance (200%) 
1 $15,075 $24,120
2 $20,300 $32,480
3 $25,525 $40,840
4 $30,750 $49.200
5 $35,975 $57,560
6 $41,200 $65,920
7 $46,425 $74,289
8 $51,650 $82,640


For more information please contact Gary Wagner, Transportation Program Coordinator, at 952-697-1302 or


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