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.
St. Louis Park Office Elevator Closed for Repairs 7/31 to 8/18
August 21, 2017
UPDATE: We are awaiting inspection on the elevator. It is still closed for repairs. We will send out an update as soon as the elevator is back up and running.
June 27, 2017
The elevator at CAP-HC's St. Louis Park location will be out of order from July 31st to August 18th. Clients seeking services at our St. Louis Park office location will need to be able to climb three flights of stairs. If this creates a barrier, please make arrangements to visit one of our other locations. CAP-HC staff are available to meet clients at any of our offices to ensure accessibility to our programs and services. Please call for an appointment.
Also, the bridge off of Aquilla will be closed for construction starting July 10th. Please use 36th St. to get into our St. Louis Park location parking.
Energy Assistance Application Update
June 22, 2017
Energy Assistance is able to process Primary Heat, Crisis, and ERR on eligible applications received by May 31st. Clients whose applications were received by deadline, but were denied or incomplete, have until June 30, 2017 to follow up, send in missing information required for processing of application. The program is currently NOT accepting any new program applications. EAP program will reopen October 1st, 2017.
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.
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
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.
Monday January 23 through October- Both sides of HWY 169 between Bren Rd and 7th St. (5th St. Lincoln Drive) will be closed as the Nine Mile Creek Bridge is replaced.- Northbound Detour: 62 East to Hwy 100 North to 394 West to Hwy 169- Southbound Detour: 394 West to 494 South to Hwy 169Ramp Closure: Enterance ramp from 394 West to Hwy 169 South will be closed Mon. Jan 23 through October
Robbindale 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Energy Assistance Applications
September 20, 2016
The 2016-2017 Energy Assistance Program Applications are now available.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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 LawHelpMN.org to view, print or order fact sheets.
Click Here for fact sheets in Spanish.