Welcome to CAPIC

The mission of CAPIC is to identify and address the needs, problems and concerns of those in poverty and to enable the individually poor to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. In fulfilling its mission, CAPIC will actively stimulate the creation and promotion of the processes and programs necessary to identify and eradicate poverty.

CAPIC’s Board Meeting Canceled

January 30, 2015 - Update February 9, 2014
The Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) Board of Directors regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 19th has been canceled.

FREE Tax Preparation

January 7, 2015
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Program offers free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Trained community volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, We also offer free electronic filing (e-filing). Individuals taking advantage of the e-file program will receive their refunds in half the time compared to returns filed on paper – even faster when tax refunds are deposited directly into one's bank account. All clients will be seen on a walk-in basis.

Contact the CAPIC Main Office at (617) 884-6130, or email taxprep@capicinc.org for more information.


Take the CAPIC Homeless Risk Survey

December 8, 2014
Dear Residents,
CAPIC is conducting this survey to examine the level of risk that families may have of becoming homeless. It is our intent to use the results of this survey to design services to prevent homelessness. We appreciate your participation and hope to share the results at the conclusion of the study.
Thank you.
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A message from CAPIC's Executive Director

November 20, 2014

My Friends,
I am both outraged and devastated by the news given to me today at 4:48 pm by DHCD that the Governor has exercised his 9c powers to eliminate CAPIC’s Special Earmark. The Earmark supports in full CAPIC’s Emergency Services Program. It funds three positions and provides emergency food, rental help, emergency shelter for dozens of area residents. What makes this action even more deplorable is that was made retroactive to July 1, 2014, nullifying funds that have already been spent on salary and services. We also have service commitments made that must now be withdrawn. This action eliminates our ability to respond to any housing related situations that occur on a daily basis. We have already spent $90,000.00, which now represents a deficit. Current obligations represent another several thousand dollars, which will be cancelled. It has been suggested that the new Administration may be more sensitive toward this dilemma and I believe that will likely be the case, however to maintain the staff and services while knowingly managing a deficit will require authorization from CAPIC’s Board and will also be a troubling problem if the new Administration is unable to restore funding.

I can’t help but wonder why this state government with multi-layers of bureaucrats cannot be more creative in developing solutions! I see the Governor has spent a king’s ransom on office remodeling, but strikes at the poor! Once again, take it out on those who can’t fight back…

We appreciate your support, caring and continued leadership.


Tax Preparation Volunteers Needed

October 9, 2014

CAPIC is seeking volunteer tax counselors to help low-income taxpayers prepare their tax returns and claim eligible tax credits. Help low-income families in Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. Trainings scheduled for Devember & January. If interested, contact us at info@capicinc.org or call (617) 884-6130.


CAPIC Fuel Assistance Season

September 17, 2014

CAPIC’s Fuel Assistance Program is open for the 2014-2015 season. Clients who received assistance last winter will be mailed an application package for this year’s program. New clients need to make an appointment to apply and can call 617-884-6130 to schedule a date.