Community Resources

Introducing the HOPE Village
Neighborhood Resources

Ms. Juanita Maxwell is the HOPE Village Neighborhood Resource Navigator.   She provides one on one support for neighborhood residents to connect them with valuable resources, including MiBridges, Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Affordable Connectivity Program, and much, much more!  Ms. Maxwell is available to assist Hope Village residents Monday through Thursday by appointment.   Connect with Ms. Maxwell here


Ms. Dell is the HOPE Village Community Engagement Specialist. With her extensive background in community outreach and development, Ms. Dell is dedicated to fostering strong connections and enhancing the quality of life for all our residents. Connect with Ms. Dell here

Financial Resources

Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides a tax credit to working people with low to moderate income.  Qualifying individuals receive a cash lump-sum payment (via direct deposit or paper check) at tax time.  This year, changes to EITC eligibility rules mean more people qualify than before.  Specifically, the income limits and amount of the credit have increased significantly for individuals and married couples without children. 

To claim your credit, you must file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not otherwise required to file. If you worked full or part time last year, you may qualify for the credit.  

Sign up here for a free in person or virtual tax prep session and get your taxes done right!   Or, if you prefer to do your taxes yourself, use United Way of Southeastern Michigan’s free tax tools here.

Affordable Connectivity Program

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) to
help low-income households pay for internet service and connected

Important Notice: Affordable Connectivity Plan Program Ending


We regret to inform you that the Affordable Connectivity Plan (ACP) program will be ending April 2024. This decision was made following the conclusion of the program’s funding and support period by Congress.


What This Means for You


If you are currently enrolled in the ACP program, your benefits will continue through the end of the program period. After, the discounted rates provided under this program will no longer be available, and you will be transitioned to your providers standard plans.

To receive the most up to date information regarding your specific plan, consumers need to contact participating provider that offered connected devices (Note: not all internet company offer device discounts.)

Sustainability Resources