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January is National Poverty Awareness Month. This year, we're asking the question "How did we get here?" Inspired by The Amber Ruffin Show, this series looks at the social and historical context of Minnesota and Hennepin County to better understand the social determinants of poverty and barriers to wealth generation.

Part 5: Labor Market History

January is National Poverty Awareness Month. This year, we're asking the question "How did we get here?" Inspired by The Amber Ruffin Show, this series looks at the social and historical context of Minnesota and Hennepin County to better understand the social determinants of poverty and barriers to wealth generation.

Part 4: Environmental Injustice

January is National Poverty Awareness Month. This year, we're asking the question "How did we get here?" Inspired by The Amber Ruffin Show, this series looks at the social and historical context of Minnesota and Hennepin County to better understand the social determinants of poverty and barriers to wealth generation.

Part 3: Anti-Black Policies That Displaced Communities

January is National Poverty Awareness Month. This year, we're asking the question "How did we get here?" Inspired by The Amber Ruffin Show, this series looks at the social and historical context of Minnesota and Hennepin County to better understand the social determinants of poverty and barriers to wealth generation.

Part 2: Colonial History of Minnesota

January is National Poverty Awareness Month. This year, we're asking the question "How did we get here?" Inspired by The Amber Ruffin Show, this series looks at the social and historical context of Minnesota and Hennepin County to better understand the social determinants of poverty and barriers to wealth generation.

Part 1: Opportunity Gaps in Education and Resources

We're pleased to share a few programmatic highlights of Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County's (CAP-HC) work January through November of 2021.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network received a supplemental appropriation in the CARES Act to enhance poverty-fighting efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. CAP-HC received a portion of these funds to be used from July 2020 through September 2022. Learn more about how we supported Hennepin County residents with lower incomes through the pandemic with the funds we received.

Did you know that heating costs are expected to increase about 35% this year? And consumer electric prices have jumped nearly 16%. Learn more about CAP-HC's Energy & Water Services designed to help you avoid disconnection; maintain safe, continuous heat, electricity, and water; and help you reduce energy costs in the future.

October is National Clean Energy Action Month! In the spirit of Clean Energy Action Month, we've added videos and resources to our website that can help you save energy - and money - on your electric, heating, and water bills by making small adjustments in your home. Watch now!

We are pleased to share the anti-poverty work CAP-HC did in 2021 with our community! Last year, CAP-HC served 16,000+ households and provided over 1,000 hours of in-depth, personalized case management for Hennepin County residents. Read the full report to learn how we addressed immediate needs and helped people build toward prosperity.

On the last day of National Homeowners Month, we have a two-part blog post for anyone who is considering buying a home. In part 2, we're sharing important information about mortgage loans and mortgage payments.

On the last day of National Homeowners Month, we have a two-part blog post for anyone who is considering buying a home. Part 1 provides some tips on savings and credit.

Read National Community Action Partnership's Partnership Policy Spotlight about Economic Opportunity in the LGBTQ+ community, including data, policy solutions, and resources.

Today, we're sharing our 2021 impact for two areas of our programs & services - Housing Stability and Energy & Water Services.

On March 16, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson asked Congress to pass his Economic Opportunity Act, which created the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). Johnson’s then Chief of Staff, Sargent Shriver became the OEO’s first director.
Read more about the history of Community Action and CAP-HC on our blog.


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