The KEYS Auto Loan Program is the Employment & Human Services Department’s (EHSD) low-interest auto loan program for employed CalWORKs participants who have difficulty obtaining an auto loan from other sources.
Referral to the KEYS program is through the CalWORKs participant’s EHSD case manager.
KEYS is EHSD’s Auto Loan Program that assists the County’s CalWORKs population in obtaining a low interest loan to purchase an automobile. KEYS stands for “Keeping Employment Equals Your Success.”
In its first year, 17 CalWORKs participants received KEYS Auto Loans averaging $2,725 each. Once you are approved for a KEYS Loan, KEYS can help you select a car and pays for a diagnostic report on the automobile you selected. In addition, you must attend classes on budget management and basic automobile maintenance to help you as a new car owner.
A KEYS Loan can be for up to $5,000 and must be paid back by making monthly payments over a two-year period.
Availability of the KEYS transportation program depends on available County funding.
For more information contact:
Phone: (925) 313-1735