Impact and Programs
CAP-HC served over 18,000 households in program year 2020 through programs, services, and partnerships with other local organizations. Highlights include: 17,966 households received support with utility payments; 233 individuals received assistance with rent payments; 110 individuals received financial coaching or counseling; 82 individuals received transportation services, such as bus passes for auto purchase or repair; 314 individuals received prepared meals through an services agreement with a local faith-based organization; 324 individuals received job readiness training through sub-grantee relationships with several organizations.
CAP-HC’s programs and partnerships positively impacted the community in many ways. A few highlights include: 17,898 households benefited from improved energy efficiency and / or energy burden reduction in their homes; 119 households avoided eviction; 64 households achieved safe and affordable housing; 24 individuals increased their savings; 24 unemployed adults obtained employment (up to a living wage).
Furthermore, CAP-HC rebuilt its Client Services department in a manner that reflects community needs and priorities identified in the agency’s 2020 Community Needs Assessment and 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. The department now offers the following programs and services: Vehicle Repair Program, Rental Assistance Program, Housing Stabilization, Renter’s Counseling and Education, MNSure Application Assistance, Rapid Rehousing, Financial Wellness and Asset Building, Financial Literacy, and Home Buyer Education and Counseling.
Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County utilizes an annual agency work plan to prioritize and guide its strategic and operational activities throughout the year. The 2021 plan consists of 36 objectives within the following categories: ensure effective operations through empowered, engaged employees, systems to support data-driven decisions and flexible sustainable finances; support low-income people by delivering responsive, high-quality services and improving the network of community resources; influence the perception of poverty through our leadership and history of supporting low-income people; adopt a systematic process of evaluating the potential risks that may be involved in conducting the operation of the agency and its programs; create client growth and agency awareness through comprehensive marketing strategy; create and / or enhance infrastructure and tools for effective data and grants management; and ensure progress towards 2020-22 Strategic Plan.
Community or Constituency Served
Residents of Hennepin County, Minnesota experiencing poverty.
Geographic Area Served
Hennepin County, Minnesota