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  • Energy Assistance Program Processing Delays

    Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH) apologizes for the delays in application processing being experienced by our Energy Assistance Program (EAP) customers. CAPSH implemented new EAP application handling software at the beginning of the program year. Software issues associated with the implementation have caused frustrating wait times for our clients. The issues have been resolved and we are now working through our backlog of applications. We are sorry about the delay and appreciate your patience while we get caught up.

    We are currently processing applications received the week of: November 9, 2015.

    If you have an emergency, please call us at 952.930.3541, or contact us via email at

  • 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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  • Volunteer with CAPSH

    October 14, 2015

    Volunteers needed for CAPSH's Free Tax Assistance Program- Join us for the 2015 tax season. NO tax experience is necessary. All training and materials will be provided by CAPSH. Commitment level and scheduling is very flexible. The success of this program is hugely dependent on volunteers. Want a way to get involved in the community? This valuable service is a great place to start.

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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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  • CAPSH Call for Energy Assistance Program Contractors

    September 10, 2015

    CAPSH is soliciting interested mechanical contractors to be included on list of contractors to be contacted to complete furnace and mechanical system for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) Energy Related Repair program. CAPSH is the EAP service provider for Hennepin County.

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  • CAPSH's Energy Assistance Offices are Now Open

    Septenber 8,2015

    CAPSH's Energy Assistance Offices at Minneapolis Urban League and Sabathani Community Center are now open. 

    CAPSH Office at Minneapolis Urban League
    2100 Plymouth Ave N., #112, Minneapolis, 55411
    Hours: M – F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM 

    CAPSH Office at Sabathani Community Center
    310 E 38th St., #211, Minneapolis, 55409
    Hours: M- F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Starting Monday 9/14, EAP will have extended hours on Mondays and Wednesdays.

    Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin Office in SLP
    8800 Highway 7, #403, St. Louis Park, 55426
    Hours: M- F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Starting Monday 9/14, EAP will have extended hours on Mondays and Wednesdays.


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  • New Hours

    Starting Tuesday September 8th, CAPSH will be open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. 

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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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  • 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 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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  • New Job Openings!

    CAPSH has some new postings to fill. If you or someone you know is looking for work, please check out our position descriptions at this link

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  • Job Openings!

    CAPSH has some new positions open, and would like to find the right people for the job! Please check the position descriptions. If you know someone who would fit, encourage them to apply!