What is the Total Action for Progress Responsible Rides Program?
The Responsible Rides Program provides no credit, low-income, credit-challenged individuals the opportunity to purchase affordable and reliable used vehicles. Cars are selected for reliability, mileage, and affordability from the Enterprise Car Sales fleet. Affordable financing is available through Freedom First Credit Union.
Am I eligible for this service?
No credit, low-income, credit-challenged people who meet Responsible Rides’ criteria guidelines are eligible to apply.
For a list of the criteria for Responsible Rides, please select
How can I contact the Program?
The Responsible Rides Program is located at 302 2nd St. in downtown Roanoke, Virginia.
Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Our New River Valley satellite office is located at the New River Community Action office which is located at 644 West Main Street, Radford, Virginia.
Please contact Tomeka Akerson at
(540) 904-4445 for more information. You may also contact Ms. Akerson via email at:
Your donations are necessary to make this program possible.
What areas does this program serve?
Residents of Roanoke, Roanoke County, Vinton, Salem, Botetourt County, Craig County, Franklin County, Montgomery County, and Radford are eligible for the Responsible Rides Program.
Is there a cost for this program?
Clients are responsible for maintaining car payments, car insurance, and mechanical maintenance.
How can I access services?
If you meet all criteria guidelines, please complete the loan application package. For a loan application package, please click here.
You may submit your loan application in person or you may mail it to Tomeka Akerson at the address listed at the bottom of this page.
Responsible Rides Coordinator
Total Action for Progress
5240 Valleypark Drive
Roanoke, Virginia 24019
Telephone: (540) 904-4445
Fax: (540) 904-4445
Toll-Free: (866) 389-0244, ext. 4445
Community Partnerships and Funding
Total Action for Progress, New River Community Action, Freedom First Credit Union, VA Federal Credit Union and Enterprise Car Sales partnered to develop Responsible Rides.
The Responsible Rides Program has enabled clients with an average credit score of 571 and an average yearly income of $17,994.66 to become car owners. This allows for our clients to address mobility issues that affect both home-life and employment needs.
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