General Financial Assistance
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Emergency Rental Assistance
CAP-HC has limited funding to provide a one-time payment efor eligible households for EITHER
Hennepin County Tax Assistance and Preparation
CAP-HC provides free tax assistance to income-eligible individuals and families at locations throughout Hennepin County. IRS volunteers prepare and e-file federal, state and property taxes. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 952-697-1414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click here.
Prepare and Prosper - Tax Preparation and Financial Well Being Support
Services at Prepare + Prosper are provided by a team of 300+ IRS-certified volunteers who are passionate about taxes and finances. All tax returns are double-checked for accuracy to make sure we’re getting you the maximum refund. We can do Federal and Minnesota returns, including property tax refunds for renters and homeowners.
Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM)
FAIM helps income-eligible participants build assets and save money towards the purchase of a home, state of a business, or pursuit of higher education for themselves or a dependent. Savings of up to $40/month are matched at a 3 to 1 rate. To learn more call 952-697-1337 or 952-697-1336. http://www.minnesotafaim.org/
These free financial counseling resources provide households with the tools they need to become more financially secure. Topics covered include: budgeting, reducing debt, building assets, building good credit, and fraud/identity theft protection. To learn more, click here.
Home Buyer Education & Counseling
This program helps home buyers understand the road to homeownership. The educational workshops cover everything from clients' financial situations, the mortgage application process, to the rights and responsibilities of owning a home. To learn more call 952-933-9639 or click here.
Tenant Resource Center
TRC supports Hennepin County residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness through a collaborative partnership between community, non-profits, government, and higher education. The goal of the resource center is to help people maintain stability in their housing situation and avoid the “service run around” that sometimes comes with the need to access multiple community resources to ensure stability in housing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, call 612-302-3180 to leave a message; your call will be returned within one day.
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People
VEAP offers support applying for financial assistance and find housing stability. they also have limited direct support, visit website for more information. They have a focus on helping the undocumented community and seniors, but anyone can apply for help. To learn more, call 952-888-9616 or visit veap.org.
Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County's (CAP-HC's) Renter Counseling provides the knowledge and guidance you need to make the right renting decisions for you. HUD*-certified Housing Counselors help you navigate the rental process, inform you of your legal protections, and advocate for you. Counselors also help renters develop household budgets, determine financial assistance eligibility, apply for rental assistance, and identify an affordable place to rent. REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT
Support for Utilities
Heat, Gas, Water, Electricity, Internet, Etc