About 160 charitable groups in the U.S., from Maine to Hawaii, help needy people get affordable cars. Programs vary—some sell cars at cost, others provide cars for free, and still others arrange low-interest loans. California has four, all in the Bay Area. Read more: <a style='color: #2262CC’ href='http://lat.ms/rUKeUu'>Is there a better way for the working poor to find wheels?</a>
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Source: The National Consumer Law Center's Working Cars for Working Families program. Graphics reporting by Ken Bensinger.
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