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The Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) is part of a national network of more than 1,000 community action agencies. The agencies have been operating since 1964 when they were created through the Economic Opportunity Act to wage war against poverty.

CAP-HC works to establish services and programs to assist low-income residents. The agency develops partnerships to address poverty while creating avenues of self-sufficiency for individuals and families.

Established in 1986, CAP-HC is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formerly known as Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin. In 2016, the agency received official designation from then-Governor Mark Dayton's office to extend Community Action Agency services to Minneapolis residents. Today, we are excited to serve all of Hennepin County with viable and multifaceted anti-poverty programming.

The agency practices Results-Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) to implement its goal of serving low-income residents in Hennepin County. 

CAP-HC has an array of community-centered programs, including Energy AssistanceWater AssistanceFinancial Literacy, Vehicle Repair Program, Rental Assistance, and Homebuyer Services

In addition to our main office in Saint Louis Park, CAP-HC has three satellite EAP offices in Minneapolis: Sabathani Community Center (Southside), Minneapolis Urban League (Northside), and Lutheran Social Services, Minneapolis. Please visit the Locations page for a complete list of locations, addresses, and hours.

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