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  • Happy Financial Literacy Month

    Did you know April is Financial Literacy Month?

    CAPSH is offering free Financial Security Workshops for Seniors.  The workshops provide information on budgeting and avoiding identity theft and other scams. Attendees will also learn how to access benefits and resources.

    Click here for complete schedule and registration information

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  • Minnesota Poverty Call to Action

    2014 marks the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s State of the Union address calling on the nation to launch an “unconditional war on poverty.”  Minnesota Community Action Partnership is hosting a Call to Action at the St. Paul River Centre on May 1, 2014.  It's time to reset the debate and recommit to ending poverty in the United States.  Find out more and register for the event by clicking the Read More button.

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  • Energy Assistance Program Now Open Until 8:00 PM on Mondays

    Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin’s (CAPSH) Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is extending its hours to manage the increase in Energy Assistance applications in response to the expanded eligibility guidelines and string of subzero days. As of March 3rd, 2014, CAPSH’s Energy Assistance Program is open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Mondays. 

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  • CAPSH Navigators Offer In-person Assistance With MNSure

    Uninsured? Underinsured? Have Questions about the Affordable Care Act? Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin can help you navigate through MNSure, Minnesota's health exchange. 

    For more information or to make an appointment call 952-697-1367.

    Click here for the MNSure Fact Sheet

    Click here to visit the MNSure Website

  • Tax Assistance Schedule Now Available

    Free tax assistance is available for eligible people and families.  Click the Read More button for dates and locations.

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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, 2013

    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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