CAP-HC November 2017 Newsletter

CAP-HC Update November, 2017
Energy Assistance Program Applications Now Available

The cold weather is here! CAP-HC is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Energy Assistance Program (EAP) season. EAP is a federally-funded program that provides financial assistance to low income households to help them maintain electricity and heat during the winter months.

Assistance is available to all eligible Hennepin County residents, including the City of Minneapolis.

CAP-HC staff is available at various locations throughout Hennepin County to accept applications and answer client questions.

Important notes regarding CAP-HC’s Energy Assistance Program:

  • Energy Assistance Applications are available now through May 31st, 2018.
  • Both renters and homeowners can apply.
  • It is a grant, not a loan. Benefit recipients do not have to pay the money back.
  • The grant is intended to cover a portion of the household’s electric and heating bill. It is important that those who receive assistance continue to make payments and/or request a reasonable payment plan with their utility provider.
  • The grant is paid directly to the electric and heat provider.
  • Homeowners may be eligible for emergency heating unit (ex. furnace, boiler) repair or replacement.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply before they face an emergency.
  • Applications are processed on first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility for the program is based upon income guidelines. Benefit amount is based on household size, income, and consumption.

How to apply?
The 2017-2018 EAP application may be download from the link below or requested by calling CAP-HC at 952-930-3541.

Visit the Program Webpage to Download an Application
Salute Our Veterans Event
CAP-HC invites you to join us to support our veterans and their families and learn about the urgent need for housing and financial assistance. There will be live music, drink specials, food and a silent auction!

CAP-HC’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) Program provides direct services and case management to assist veterans with locating and securing safe, affordable housing; meet basic needs; and connect them with other available resources.

$20 suggested donation.
Proceeds from this event will directly impact veterans and their families across Hennepin County.
View Facebook Event Details
Register and Donate Online
MNsure Clinics
Get help applying for health insurance!

MNsure’s open enrollment begins November 1, 2017 and runs through January 14, 2018. CAP-HC has teamed up with agencies in Hennepin County to offer on-site MNsure application assistance to help clients apply for or renew their health insurance benefits.

Clinic Schedule:

  • 11/07/2017 – Urban Ventures
  • 11/28/2017- CAP-HC (St. Louis Park)
  • 12/05/2017- Community Emergency Services (CES)
If you would like to host a MNsure Clinic at your organization, please contact Patricia at 952-933-4421 or peibon
View complete schedule and registration details
Volunteers Needed for Free Tax Sites
Join the Tax Assistance Program at CAP-HC and make a difference!

Every year, CAP-HC offers a Free Tax Assistance Program to assist low-income individuals and families prepare and e-file their federal, state, and property taxes.

CAP-HC is preparing for its 13th tax season, and we are looking for volunteers to serve as tax preparers, reviewers and greeters.

No experience is necessary, CAP-HC will provide all needed training and certification.

For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, contact Carol at or 952-697-1395
Give To The Max Day

Minnesota’s 24-hour online give-a-thon, Give to the Max Day, is coming up on Thursday November 16th! If you haven’t already scheduled your online gift , now is the time!

Each year Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) provides direct services to over 30,000 low-to-moderate income households in ALL of Hennepin County. For many, CAP-HC is their last stop before utility disconnection, foreclosure, homelessness or bankruptcy. For others, it’s a place to learn how to buy a home, create a budget, get legal help, or receive tax filing assistance. Your donation will help us provide vital programming to meet our clients’ basic needs and create opportunities for them to succeed.

Please join us on November 16, 2017 for Give to the Max Day and help us continue our work in strengthening community, eliminating barriers, and creating opportunities.

Thank you for considering a contribution to CAP-HC for this year’s Give to the Max Day.

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