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  • UPDATES: CAP-HC

    Stay Safe MN: Governor Walz speaks on COVID-19 testing and gradual reopenings
    (Click below to read full May 13 statement)

    Our office is closed until further notice. However,  if you'd like an application mailed to you or need a status update on your application submitted, please call any of the numbers listed below:

    ENERGY ASSISTANCE BACKUP PHONE NUMBERS

    To ensure that we serve everyone promptly during this COVID-19 crisis, EAP has made a block of phone numbers available to the public. If EAP's main number 952.930.3541 is busy on numerous attempts or the voice mail is at capacity, please call any of the numbers listed below.

    (952) 220-1711 - Lina

    (952) 451-9663 - Shiquia

    (612) 388-8568 - Angel

    (952) 356-2131 - Kendra

    (952) 356-2403 - Angelique

    (952) 356-2552 - Esther

    (952) 454-0266 - Omar

    (952) 210-9327 - Mulki

    (952) 212-4944 - Hashim

    If you have comments or complaints, please contact Feleshia Edwards, Senior Officer, at fedwards@caphennepin.org.

     

    April 7, 2020 

    From Michael Vekich, Board Chair, Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County

    Dr. Clarence Hightower named Executive Director of CAP-HC

    "The Board of Directors is excited to announce that Dr. Clarence Hightower has been named Executive Director of Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC). Dr. Hightower served as the Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties (CAPRW) for the past 12 years. Both agencies are part of a national network of more than 1,000 Community Action agencies around the country.  In this role at CAPRW, Dr. Hightower guided the work of an agency first established in 1964 as part of the “War on Poverty.” His responsibilities include the management of a $28+ million annual budget, a staff of nearly 300, and 13 work sites. Prior to Community Action, Dr. Hightower spent 10 years as President/CEO of the Minneapolis Urban League. His 37 years of executive leadership in the Twin Cities nonprofit sector also includes serving as President/CEO of The City, Inc. and Executive Director of North Community YMCA. He is the author of Claiming the Constitution and has been a featured columnist for Insight News (“Urban Views”), The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (“The Anti-Poverty Soldier”) and other Twin Cities publications....." 

    Energy Assistance Program adds additional phone lines to ensure those in need are promptly served. Click here to access numbers


    Glover-Sudduth Center (Minneapolis Urban League) closing due to coronavirus health guidelines

    Energy Assistance Program (EAP) staff to work remotely to process applications


    In response to public health guidelines, the Glover-Sudduth Center (2100 Plymouth Avenue North), an essential EAP location, is closing until at least May 15. The EAP staff will continue working remotely to provide financial assistance towards energy, water, and heating bills for low-income households. If you have an energy crisis, please call 952.930.3541. Applications can still be dropped in designated boxes at our Saint Louis Park office on the 4th Floor of the Bremer Bank Building during regular business hours. Our address is 8800 Highway 7, Suite 404, St. Louis Park, MN 55426.

    NOTICE

    A MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF HENNEPIN COUNTY

    The Board of Directors for CAP Hennepin County will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, April 6, 2020, at 2 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the hiring of an Executive Director for the agency.

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place telephonically

    Members of the public who wish to attend telephonically may call-in at 312-626-6799,with meeting ID: 959-245-080, and press #.

     

    CAP-HC CLOSED TO PUBLIC CONTACT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Due to precautions surrounding the Coronavirus, Community Action Partnership will cease public-oriented contact until further notice. However, applications for energy and water assistance can still be downloaded from our website at www.caphennepin.org.

    Beginning Monday, March 23rd, applications can be dropped inside CAP-HC Lockboxes located on the 4th floor of our office at 8800 Highway 7, Saint Louis Park. As you exit the elevator on the 4th floor, the lockboxes will be easy to see. The boxes will be checked for applications daily. For more information, call 952-930-3541. Please stay safe. 


    Energy Assistance Program (EAP) Notifications

    Sabathani Community Center will be closed Wednesday, March 18 thru April 1, 2020. Those in South Minneapolis in need of energy and water assistance can still obtain services at  Minnesota Council of Churches, 122 W. Franklin Avenue, Mpls, 55411, and Lutheran Social Services, 1209 W. 22nd Street, Mpls, 55405. For energy assistance call, 952-930-3541, and for water assistance, call 952-697-1393. 

    St. Louis Park Office Hours:

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    St. Louis Park Phone: 952-933-9639

     

     August 19, 2019

    CALL FOR CONTRACTORS

    Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) is the EAP service provider for Hennepin County. CAP-HC is soliciting interested mechanical contractors to work with the ERR Coordinator throughout the Energy Assistance season.

    For additional information, please click here.

  • CAP-HC Announces New Interim Executive Director

    May 10, 2019

    CAP-HC is pleased to announce that Dr. Clarence Hightower will be the new Interim Executive Director of Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC). Dr. Hightower will serve concurrently as the Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties (CAP-RW).

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  • CAP-HC to partner with @FICO

    Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County is excited to partner with @FICO to help consumers improve their understanding of @FICO Scores & their overall financial health. Join us on December 7th at North Hennepin Community College for a free community-focused event on credit. At the event, you'll get free access to your FICO Score, insight into the top factors that have impacted your score and tips for building credit or improving your FICO score going forward. #ScoreABetterFuture #SABF #minneapolisevents #credit #financialhealth Register for this free event here: http://bit.ly/37ghuA3

    For more information, click here

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  • UPDATE: CAP-HC Water Bill Program

    March 4, 2019

    Please fax applications to 952-697-1376

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  • St. Louis Park Office Hours Effective October 1, 2019

    Effective October 1, 2019  St. Louis Park Office 

    Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM

                        Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM