Dear Neighbor,

Here is some information that I hope you will find helpful, including some updates and news from your state government.


Hope Office Prepares Food for Meals on Wheels

Last week, my office volunteered at the Tri-County Office on Aging’s Central Kitchen to help prepare food for Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels provides quality nutrition and social interaction to senior citizens and other eligible individuals in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. More information about this program can be found at


Ingham County Health Department Offers Second COVID-19 Booster Shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a second COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for anyone 50 years or older and immunocompromised people 12 years or older at least four months after their first booster. The Ingham County Health Department is scheduling second booster appointments at the Health Department’s Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing, and at MSU’s Breslin Center, 534 Birch Road, East Lansing. Schedule an appointment at (517) 887-4623 or email Appointments can also be scheduled at an Ingham Community Health Center location by calling (517) 887-4517.

MI Treasury Department Urges Eligible Michiganders to Claim EITC on 2021 Taxes

The Michigan Department of Treasury encourages eligible families and individuals to claim federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) when they file their 2021 income taxes. To qualify for the EITC, individuals must have worked and earned an income under $57,414 and have investment income below $10,000. To learn more about the EITC and see if you qualify, visit

FAFSA Deadline Extended to May 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline for current high school seniors has been extended to May 1. This form determines eligibility for state and federal financial aid, including grants, scholarships and student loans. Find more information and fill out the application at

The local nonprofit Capital Area College Access Network offers help completing the FAFSA. Call (517) 203-5011 or email Applicants are also encouraged to seek help from their school counselors or college advisers.

The Legislature is on a two-week in-district work period through April 8. But my staff and I are here to help as always. Don’t hesitate to call or email us!


Kara Hope

State Representative