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  • Now Hiring

    CAPSH is now hiring a Program Manager for the Energy Assistance Program. 

    The Manager is responsible for all aspects of the Energy Assistance Program, including planning, operations, contract compliance, staff and budget supervision.  S/He conducts planning and implementation of program operations, oversees evaluation components, acts as an effective spokesperson for the program, supervises program staff, and works with community partners to raise awareness of available programs.

    Application and resume deadline is July 1st, 2015

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  • Community Leadership Series 2015: Nonprofit Workshop #6

    A community leadership series. Six workshops, one each month to help prepare your organization.

    These workshops are designed to help people thinking of starting a nonprofit organization decide whether a nonprofit is the best alternative for their organization and to prepare the documents needed to apply to be a nonprofit.

    In six months, you will work on completing all the documents you need to apply for your nonprofit statu andl gain the knowledge you need to start a nonprofit.

    Marcy Harris, Lead Instructor and NonProfit Attorney will review your applications to the MN SoS and the IRS so you can be sure it will be accepted.

    Workshop #6: Monday June 8th-  The Application to be a tax exempt nonprofit            5:45 PM - 8:15 PM 

    Register Now

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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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  • Summer Hours

    CAPSH is now operating on Summer Hours

    We are open: Monday through Thursday: 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM  and                                       Friday: 8:00 AM to Noon

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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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  • CAPSH Opens Energy Assistance Offices in Minneapolis

    CAPSH is pleased to announce the opening of three satellite locations in North and South
    Minneapolis to expand delivery of the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) to Minneapolis residents.

    CAPSH will open its offices at Sabathani Community Center in south Minneapolis on Monday, November 17th, 2014 and the Minneapolis Urban League in north Minneapolis on Monday, December 1st, 2014.

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  • CAPSH Extends Energy Assistance Services to Minneapolis Residents

    Minneapolis residents who have received energy assistance in the past, or would like to apply, should call 952-930-3541 or visit www.capsh.org/services/energy-assistance/

    Applications that have already been submitted to Community Action of Minneapolis will be delivered to CAPSH and processed in the order they were received. Clients do not need to submit new applications unless notified by CAPSH.  

    Mail new applications to:
    Energy Assistance Program
    8800 Highway 7, Suite 403
    St. Louis Park, MN 55426
     

    Minneapolis residents who are interested in Weatherization Program, should contact  Sustainable Resource Center, Inc at 612-870-4255.

  • 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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  • 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. 

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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