Program Helps with First Car Purchase

posted 7/18/22 -- Nazaryah Perez and her mother, Viviana, were both grateful and appreciative after Nazaryah drove off in her 2010 Kia Soul.

Nazaryah purchased her first car at Premier Toyota of Amherst after completing the By Car program, a partnership of LCCAA and Ohio Means Jobs Lorain County.

The program helps eligible clients use their earned income toward a vehicle purchase. The new partnership increases the maximum match and provides funds for insurance.OMJ matches participants funds 3 to 1 (match ceiling is $6,000).

Participants attend a one-time financial literacy course as well as reviewing costs of owning a vehicle and the value of continued savings.

The program allows county residents to secure reliable transportation to work and/or school.

For more information on this popular program, click here.