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Vehicle Repair Assistance

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County's Vehicle Repair Assistance Program focuses on helping residents overcome transportation barriers. The program addresses the high cost of vehicle repairs by providing income-eligible clients with financial assistance toward auto repairs to ensure their vehicle is safe and reliable. 

To request a Vehicle Repair Assistance application by mail or for questions about the program, submit a VRP Contact Form here.


Eligibility

To be eligible for the Vehicle Repair Assistance Program, applicants must:

  • Live in Hennepin County.
  • Have household income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level Income Guidelines - see chart below.
  • Have a valid Minnesota driver’s license.
  • Have current insurance.
  • Have proof of ownership of the vehicle in need of repair.

Additionally, the vehicle in need of repair must be less than 20 years old. 

End of Income Eligibility Chart

To Apply

Please note:

  • The Vehicle Repair Assistance Program will not cover costs to replace engines or transmissions.
  • Applicants will be served in the order that completed applications and documentation are received.

To apply for the Vehicle Repair Assistance Program:

  • Complete an application packet.
  • Provide documentation of current income.
    • If currently employed, please provide your tax return from last year OR all pay stubs received during the previous month.
    • If currently receiving assistance, please provide your benefits award letter OR government letter stating your assistance amount.
    • If not currently employed and not receiving assistance, please provide a completed Verification of Zero Income Form.
  • Provide proof of your household size (examples: lease, tax return, benefits statement, etc.).
  • Provide proof of your Hennepin County address (examples: copy of a bill, bank statement, etc.).
  • Provide a copy of your valid driver's license.
  • Provide a copy of your insurance card OR proof of current insurance coverage on the vehicle in need of repair.
  • Provide a copy of the car title, OR other proof of ownership (examples: tab payment receipt, purchase agreement, etc.).

Submit your completed application and additional documentation by email or in person.

  • Email: vehiclerepair@caphennepin.org 
  • In person: place your documents in an envelope clearly labeled "Vehicle Repair," then drop the envelope in the drop box at CAP-HC's office (8800 Hwy 7, St. Louis Park, 55426) on the 4th floor. 

We will review your application materials and follow up with you for next steps. 

If you have questions relating to the application process or would like an application packet to be mailed to you, please email us at vehiclerepair@caphennepin.org

 


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