Get Assistance through One of Our Services
Community Action offers a variety of services to help meet the immediate needs of people living in Ramsey and Washington counties. Learn how we can help you pay your heat and water bills, keep your home safe and warm, access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, get your home weatherized, apply for a car loan, and assist you with filing your taxes.
Energy, Rent, or Water Assistance
Do you have trouble paying your energy or water bills? Have you received a utility shut off notice? Do you have back rent due that you are unable to pay? Our Assistance Department can help.
To find out more about Energy or Water bill assistance, eligibility guidelines, and how to apply please call 651-645-6470.
Click here for more information and to access our Energy or Water bill assistance application.
To find out more about the Rental Assistance Program, please click here to access information and our online application.
Emergency Furnace and Boiler Services
If you are without heat or have an unsafe heating system during the coldest months of the year we can assist. All homeowners who qualify for Energy Assistance support also qualify for a free system evaluation by a trained technician to determine if repair or replacement is necessary. In some cases, we make referrals to other agencies who may be able to help.
To discuss Emergency Furnace and Boiler Services, please call 651-645-6470.
Click here for more information about Emergency Furnace and Boiler Services.
Does your family struggle to manage the cost of groceries? We offer food support through SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)?
Click here for more information about Food Support at Community Action.
Energy Conservation & Weatherization
Are you wondering how to keep your home warm during Minnesota’s coldest months, comfortable during the hottest months, and safe all year round? Homeowners who qualify for Energy Assistance support are eligible for a home energy audit which may even help lower your monthly utility bills.
Call us today at 651-482-8260 to discuss if an energy audit and insulation, or water heater evaluation are right for you.
Click here for more information and to see if you are eligible for weatherization services.
Do you need affordable housing? Community Action understands there is a housing crisis in the Twin Cities, so to help address this problem we offer:
- Rapid Re-Housing for single adults experiencing homelessness
- Rental units in small, multi-family properties located in both Washington and Ramsey Counties
Click here for more information about our Affordable Housing services.
Are you working but still having trouble purchasing a car so you can get to work or school, get around town, or access health care? Community Action offers low-income working people low interest car loans up to $6,000 and guidance through the purchase process.
Call us today at 651-603-5880 to see if you pre-qualify.
Click here for more information about the loan qualification process.
Car Repair Grant
Are you in need of maintenance or repair on your automobile? We provide one-time grants to households who rely on their car to continue working or find employment.
Call us today at 651-603-5880 and select 5 to see if you are eligible.
Click here for more information on the grant qualification process.
Free Tax Clinic
Do you need help completing your income tax returns to determine if you are eligible for a refund? Each year volunteer tax preparers staff our tax clinic to assist low-income people with completing their tax returns. Often, participants learn that their family qualifies to receive a refund.
Call us at 651-603-5880 to learn if you are eligible for Community Action’s free tax clinic.
Click here for more information about our annual tax clinics.