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September 28, 2015 at 3:24 PM

OPTIONS FOR CARS

How it works: Operating since 2011, it is a non-profit that provides car-sharing to members as a co-operative.

Size: About 600 members share 12 cars and one minivan in locations near Options for Homes buildings as well as housing co-operatives and private lots. 

Cost: An application fee of $25, plus $25 deposit for a smartkey. Annual membership fee of $50 is waived for the first year. Annual fee is waived for those who buy condos through Options for Homes. Hourly rates range from $9 an hour on weekdays to $10 an hour on weekends for cars, and $11.50 a weekday hour for the minivan, $13 an hour on weekends.