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  • CAPSH Announces New Executive Director

    CAPSH is pleased to announce the selection of Scott Zemke as its
    new Executive Director. 

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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 LawHelpMN.org to view, print or order fact sheets. 

    Click Here for fact sheets in Spanish. 

  • Now Hiring

    CAPSH is now hiring for a Director of Program Operations position. 

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  • CAPSH Now Assisting with DACA Renewals

    CAPSH is taking appointments to assist clients who received a grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with the renewal process. DACA applications should be renewed every 2 years.  To calculate when would be the best time to file your DACA renewal application, visit   nilc.org/dacarenewalcalculator.html

    For more information or to make an appointment, call 952-697-1365.

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  • Summer Hours

    Starting Monday, May 19th CAPSH will be operating on summer hours: 
    Monday - Thursday:   7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Friday:    8:00 a.m. - noon
     

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  • Caring For Family Puts Women in Fiscal Squeeze

    Tuesday 24, 2014

    The New York Times reports 1 million fewer women age 45-54 in the U.S. work force than in 2009

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  • Proposals to House the Homeless Pour In

    June 15, 2014

    The Star Tribune reports $233 million in requests for $100 million in new state money.

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  • 95% of Minnesotans Now Have Health Insurance

    June 14, 2014

    Star Tribune reports only Massachusetts has a higher percentage of people with health insurance.

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  • MPR Says Food Support Use Remains High In Spite of Economic Recovery

    June 9, 2014

    Minnesota Public Radio Reports over 500,000 Minnesotans continue to use food support despite lower unemployment.

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  • Racial Gap in Home Ownership Worsens in Minnesota

    May 28, 2014

    The Star Tribune reports that in 2012 77 percent of white households owned their homes in Minnesota while only 39 percent of households of color. It is the widest gap in the nation.

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  • Some Landlords Dropping Section 8 Housing

    May 16, 2014

    The Star Tribune reports a tight market and an increase in rents is causing some landlords to opt out of the program.

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  • Poverty Spreads into the American Suburbs

    May 12, 2014

    The New York Times reports that by 2011 three million more people were living in poverty in the suburbs than in inner cities.

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  • NPR Report on the Changing Picture of Poverty

    May 7, 2014

    NPR says hard work is not enough to get people out of poverty.

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  • Homeless Shelter for Teens Planned for Edina

    May 1, 2014

    The Star Tribune reports on plans for residences for homeless teens in Edina.

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  • War On Poverty Has Worked in Minnesota

    April 30, 2014

    MinnPost reports on the changes in poverty rates in Minnesota over the last 50 years.

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  • Star Tribune Reports Metro Home Values Sharply Higher

    April 28th, 2014

    Although home values have bounced higher, The Star Tribune reports 18.6% of metro home owners remain under water on their mortgages.

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  • Thousands Rush to Sign Up on the Last Day of Open Enrollment

    April 1, 2014

    The Star Tribune reports more than 152,000 Minnesotans had previously signed up for coverage through MNSure, thousands more tried to enroll on the last day.

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  • Minnesota Homeowners Who Are Under Water Declines

    March 8, 2014

    The Star Tribune reports Minnesotans who have negative equity in their homes dropped from 16 to 10% last year.

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  • War On Poverty Works But Unevenly Across the States

    February 2, 2014

    Stateline does a state by state comparison of how the War On Poverty has fared across the US..

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  • A Majority of Food Support Users Are Working Age

    January 27, 2014

    The Associated Press reports the program used to mainly go to children and the elderly.  That has changed.

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  • Star Tribune Reports Layoffs of SNAP nutrition educators

    January 27, 2014

    The Star Tribune reports the layoff of  44% of the University of Minnesota Extension Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education employees.

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  • Cold Weather Driving Need For Fuel Assistance

    January 27, 2014

    Star Tribune reports the bitter cold is breaking peoples' fuel budgets.

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  • Cuts in Federal Rent Aid Hurts Thousands of Minnesotans

    January 17, 2014

    The Star Tribune reports that by the end of the year more than 3 thousand Minnesotans will lose their Section 8 vouchers.

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  • New Efforts to End Homelessness Take Integrated Approach

    January 16, 2014

    MinnPost reports Governor Dayton proposes spending $50 million on new housing initiative.

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  • Essay in The Atlantic Explains Why It's Expensive to be Poor

    January 15, 2014

    Barbara Ehrenreich writes about the ways that low wage jobs trap people in poverty.

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  • Twin Cities Housing Prices Hit 5 Year High

    January 14, 2014

    The Star Tribune reports a drop in distressed housing help fuel the rise.  Only 26 percent of all closings last year in the Twin Cities metro were foreclosures or short sales, compared with 40 percent in 2012 and 50 percent the year before.

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  • Doctors Say Cutting Food Support Could Backfire

    January 10, 2014

    The Associated Press reports doctors are warning that cutting food support could cause other government spending to rise.

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  • Build on Success in Helping the Homeless

    January 6, 2014

    Star Tribune editorial points at progress in both St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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  • Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay Fannie Mae $541 Million

    December 30, 2013

    Reuters reports this and other settlements have the taxpayer funded bailouts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac nearly breaking even.

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  • War On Poverty Works

    December 11, 2013

    The Washington Post reports the 50 year long effort has reduced poverty in America and says the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act helped keep the poverty rate flat during the Great Recession.

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  • Homelessness Has Fallen in the U.S. But Funding Cuts Loom

    December 10, 2013

    The Economist reports efforts to reduce homelessness have worked but the success is threatened by budget cuts.

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  • Health Care Inflation Rate is Lowest in 50 Years

    November 21, 2013

    Christian Science Monitor report appearing on MinnPost says Obamacare may be partly responsible.

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  • IRS Warns of Pervasive Phone Scam

    November 4, 2013

    The Internal Revenue Service says scammers are targeting recent immigrants with lies and threats.

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