Impact and Programs
Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County is part of a national community action network of over 1000 agencies that reach every single county in the United States and serves over 16 million low-income people. CAP-HC’s purpose is to fight poverty and to assist in providing for the individual and community needs of Hennepin County. This purpose is reflected in our mission: serves to ensure a life of dignity and opportunity for those in need throughout Hennepin County. In 2019 alone, CAP-HC served 57,000 individuals and 22,000 households within Hennepin County. As part of our provided services, individuals with low income were given assistance with energy payments, water bill payments, car repair expenses, homebuyer education, homebuyer counseling, savings and asset building, eligibility determinations and application assistance for SNAP and MnSure, tenant training and financial literacy education.
These efforts resulted in many successful outcomes for our clientele, For instance:
• 44 unemployed adults obtained employment
• 41 households increased their savings with 15 opening a savings account
• 649 households avoided eviction
• 329 individuals were assisted in securing SNAP benefits
• 52,871 individuals received assistance with energy utility payments.
As an organization dedicated to serving Hennepin County’s low-income community, we serve primarily low-income individuals, and due to economic disparities, largely people of color. In 2019, 56% of our clientele were Black/African-American, 24% White, 9% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 3% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 11% identified as another identity. Moreover, nearly 68% of our clientele are below the FPL, 81% below 125% FPL, and 99% below 200% FPL.
Community or Constituency Served
CAPHC serves all 44 communities in Hennepin County, MN which include urban, suburban, exurban and rural communities.
Geographic Area Served
We serve Hennepin County in Minnesota.