Detroit, Michigan - Vehicles for Change
Vehicles for Change launched a car donation and car award program in Detroit, Michigan in June 2015. Cars that are donated by the public will be repaired to meet our quality standards and awarded to eligible families.
The VFC program has proven success collaborating with nonprofits and for-profit organizations to address transportation challenges and help families transition out of poverty. We look forward to working with families and organizations in Detroit to become a part of Detroit’s transportation solution!
Listen to our President Marty Schwartz speak on the Mitch Albom Show as he discusses our program in Detroit.
- In 2012, 9.2% of U.S. households lacked a vehicle. Further, the proportion of households without a vehicle increased within 21 of the 30 largest cities, including Detroit with 26% car-less households. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, 2013
- Nearly 62% of workers are employed outside the city limits, commuting on average more than 40 minutes, according to Detroit Future City, a nonprofit urban planning group. Matthew Dolan “Detroit’s Broken Buses Vex a Broke City” Wall Street Journal, 2014
- Detroit ranks number 73 on a combined coverage and job access rank of the 100 largest metropolitan areas.
- 60% of working-age residents live near a transit stop, which is 9% below the 100 largest metropolitan area average.
- 22% of jobs are reachable via transit within 90 minutes. Tomer, Kneebone, Puentes and Berube, “Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America” (Brookings Institute, 2011)
14486 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48205