Energy Assistance Applications Are Now AvailableThe 2014-2015 Energy Assistance Program applications are now available.Click Here for program information and to download or request an application.
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.
CAPSH Returning to Regular Business HoursStarting Tuesday, September 2nd CAPSH will be operating on regular business hoursMonday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Northwest Youth Resource Forum 2014
Join us for a report to the community on youth services available to assist youth experiencing poverty, homelessness, or high mobility in Northwest Hennepin County. Community organizations will provide insight on the challenges students and youth (ages 15-21) are facing as well as services accessible to those who may approach you for help.Date: Monday, October 20, 201411:00am to 12:30pmVenue: Brookdale Library6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430CEU credits will be awarded to attendees.
Please RSVP to Christine Hart via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 952-697-1364 to save your spot!
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.
CAPSH Announces New Executive Director
CAPSH is pleased to announce the selection of Scott Zemke as its
new Executive Director.
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.
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.
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
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.
95% of Minnesotans Now Have Health Insurance
June 14, 2014
Star Tribune reports only Massachusetts has a higher percentage of people with health insurance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NPR Report on the Changing Picture of Poverty
May 7, 2014
NPR says hard work is not enough to get people out of poverty.
Homeless Shelter for Teens Planned for Edina
May 1, 2014
The Star Tribune reports on plans for residences for homeless teens in Edina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
New Efforts to End Homelessness Take Integrated Approach
January 16, 2014
MinnPost reports Governor Dayton proposes spending $50 million on new housing initiative.
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.
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.
Build on Success in Helping the Homeless
January 6, 2014
Star Tribune editorial points at progress in both St. Paul and Minneapolis.
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.
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.