Ways to Work is a unique Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Milwaukee, WI. Through our network of 44 loan offices across the country, we provide low-interest loans, financial education, and support to working families with challenging credit histories. We are an alternative to predatory lenders for people with a demonstrated commitment to improving their credit status, moving up in the workforce and achieving increased self-sufficiency. As an asset-building and economic self-sufficiency program for underserved populations without access to conventional financial resources, Ways to Work helps families move off of and stay off welfare and dependency programs. Instead of handouts, it provides families a helping hand-up toward a more stable financial future.
Working Cars for Working Families is a group of organizations united to ensure that working families can get, keep, and use a reliable used car at fair terms. We are a coalition of varied organizations, yet we all recognize the importance of a car to the success of families. Collectively and individually we strive to improve public policy, practices, and understanding. We work in variety of areas such as:
- Improving consumer protection to stop abuses in car sales and finance and bring fairness and transparency to the marketplace.
- Promoting non-profits that provide struggling families with cars or financing or both at subsidized rates.
- Improving data collection and analysis to better understand the benefits of and challenges to car ownership for working families.