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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.

Opportunity gaps in the United States effectively cause and reinforce poverty. For the last day of National Poverty in America Awareness Month, our blog post delves into the cycle of poverty and how CAP-HC programs and services are designed to disrupt the cycle.

CAP-HC regularly gathers input from community members and community-based organizations to ensure that our programs and services address the specific factors that cause and reinforce poverty in Hennepin County. Read our blog about what we learned from this important community listening.

Published on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination (Apr. 4, 2018), this article by The Atlantic summarizes the last months of King's life. During this time, King’s greatest focus was on poverty and economic injustice.

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month. Our blog will feature information about poverty in Hennepin County and how CAP-HC's anti-poverty work is designed to disrupt poverty in our community. This first post is all about poverty statistics in the Hennepin County community.

We're pleased to share a snapshot of what Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) has accomplished from January through November of 2021!

Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed October 30 Weatherization Day in honor or the 45th anniversary of the Weatherization Assistance Program. Weatherization measures have saved nearly 50,000 Minnesota homes an average 15% on their energy costs since 2005.
Recently, several organizations, including MinnCAP which is made up of 24 state Community Action Agencies and 11 Tribal Nations in Minnesota, discussed the potential benefits of expanding the weatherization program as proposed in the Infrastructure Bill.
If you live in the Twin Cities metro or surrounding suburbs, learn more about weatherizing your home from our partner the Sustainable Resources Center. https://www.src-mn.org/

This October, we’re sharing videos during Energy Awareness & Weatherization Month with helpful hints for saving energy and money on your utility bills. Watch and learn how making small adjustments in your home can help you save!

Today’s installment: Save Energy & Money on Your Water Bill.

During this Energy Awareness & Weatherization Month, we’re sharing videos with helpful hints for saving energy and money on your utility bills. Here’s our second installment. Watch and learn how making small adjustments in your home can help you save!

Today’s installment: Save Energy & Money on Your Heating Bill.

October is Energy Awareness & Weatherization Month! To help you learn how to save energy and money on your utility bills, we've created short videos with helpful, energy-saving hints. Watch and learn how making small adjustments in your home can help you save!

Today’s installment: Save Energy & Money on Your Electricity Bill.

We’re excited to share our 2020 Annual Report with the community! CAP-HC served over 46,000 individuals last year. We're proud of our accomplishments, especially in light of the unique challenges that 2020 presented. And we are committed to continuing the work of making our vision a reality—Hennepin County without poverty.


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