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  • Salute Our Veterans Event

    October 11, 2017

    Join us to support our veterans and their families and learn about the pressing basic needs for housing and financial assistance. There will be live music, drink specials, food and a silent auction!

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  • Energy Assistance Applications

    September 22, 2017

    The 2017-2018 Energy Assistance Program Application is now available. While we are able to accept and process applications at this time, we have to wait until funding is available to release grant to the utility providers. 

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  • Pay just $1 for rides on buses and trains!

    October 3, 2017

    The Transit Assistance Program (TAP) helps make public transit more affordable ($1 per ride) for low-income residents who meet income requirements.

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  • Call for Contractors

    September 11, 2017

    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. 

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  • Hennepin County 2017 Community Needs Assessment Findings

    August 18, 2017

    CAP-HC partnered with Wilder Research Foundation to complete a comprehensive evaluation of Hennepin County needs that incorporates the input of hundreds of community members with low incomes.  

    The summary and data books of these findings, along with our Community Forums Report are now available.

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  • We Need Your Help: Community Needs Survey

    June 22, 2017

    Please complete the following short survey. This survey will help Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County understand our community’s needs so we can improve our services to individuals and families. 

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  • Get Involved!

    June 22, 2017

    Join the CAP-HC volunteer team and make a difference! Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas: 

    - Tax Assistance Program
    - Legal Service Clinics
    - Home-buyer Workshops
    - Voter Registration Activities
    - Community Education
    - General Administrative Tasks

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  • Community Action Partnership Expands to Serve Minneapolis

    May 1, 2017

     A newly evolved Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) emerged after the former Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin County (CAPSH) received Governor Dayton’s official recognition as the Community Action Agency serving the City of Minneapolis. CAP-HC now offers all of its services and programs to all income-eligible Hennepin County residents.

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  • Robbinsdale veteran receives unexpected gift… a new home

    December 15, 2016

    CAPSH is proud to be a partner in the fight to end Veteran homelessness. We are honored to have worked with Joann to find her safe, affordable housing and connect her to the resources she needed.

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  • CAPSH Recruiting Board of Directors Members

    November 14, 2016

    CAPSH is currently recruiting members to represent the City of Minneapolis on its Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates with enthusiasm and creativity as we work to mitigate and eliminate the causes and effects of poverty within Hennepin County.

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  • CAPSH Announces Minneapolis Sub-Grant Recipients

    Octboer 10, 2016

    CAPSH is excited to announce the Minneapolis organizations that were selected to receive our one-time grant to provide much needed services to residents of the City of Minneapolis.

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  • Volunteers Needed

    October 4, 2016

    Volunteer with CAPSH's Tax Assistance Program and make a difference! NO tax experience is necessary. All training and materials will be provided by CAPSH. Commitment level and scheduling is very flexible. Want a way to get involved in the community? This valuable service is a great place to start.

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  • Call for Contractors

    September 22, 2016

    CAPSH is the Energy Assistance Program Provider for Hennepin County. We are soliciting interested mechanical contractors to work with CAPSH's Energy Related Repairs Program Coordinator through the Energy Assistance Seasons (October 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017). 

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  • Energy Assistance Applications

    September 20, 2016 

    The 2016-2017 Energy Assistance Program Applications are now available.

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  • Free Minnesota Zoo Tickets

    The Minnesota Zoo provides free admission for guests and their dependents who are enrolled in one or more of the following programs: TANF, MFIP, SNAP, MFAP, General Assistance, or WIC. 

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  • Turn $1 into $4 with FAIM

    September 24, 2015

    Would you like to work towards starting a business, getting a college education or purchasing a home?  It’s easier than you think! Learn how the Family Assests for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM) Program can help you triple each dollar you save. 

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  • Voter Registration Information

    September 21, 2015

    Are you registered to vote? Visit CAPSH's Voter Education & Registration webpage to register and learn more about the voting process in Minnesota. 

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  • Minnesota is one of the least affordable Midwest states for renters

    May 19, 2015

    Startribune reports that Minnesota is one of the most difficult places in the Midwest to afford rental housing,

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  • DACA Update

    Due to a federal court order, USCIS will not begin accepting requests for the expansion of DACA on February 18 as originally planned.

    This does not affect existing DACA. CAPSH is continuing to provide application assistance for DACA clients or renewal of DACA  under the guidelines established in 2012.

    Debido a la orden de la corte federal, USCIS (Servicio de Inmigración) no está recibiendo peticiones bajo la expansión de DACA como estaba planeado para  el 18 de febrero.

    Esto no afecta las aplicaciones actuales de DACA.  CAPSH continua proveyendo asistencia a clientes que son elegible para DACA o a los que necesitan renovar su acción diferida bajo los requerimientos establecidos en el 2012.

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  • Foreclosure Prevention Counselors Saving Homeowners Millions

    Foreclosure prevention counselors have saved homeowners millions of dollars annually, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute for NeighborWorks America.

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  • IRS Warns of Pervasive Phone Scam

    The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.

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  • 2014 Legal Aid Fact Sheets are now available

    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and Legal Services State Support offer easy-to-understand fact sheets that give an overview for legal problems in the areas of housing, government benefits, youth, seniors, consumer, family, immigration, employment and taxes. 

    Visit to view, print or order fact sheets. 

    Click Here for fact sheets in Spanish.