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Need an expert to quote?If you're a reporter researching a story on poverty--topics such as homelessness, Section 8, affordable housing, public benefits (like food stamps and TANF), expungement of nonviolent criminal records, public housing, Social Security, etc.--call HPRP: Joe Surkiewicz at 410/685-6589, ext. 12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to line up an interview with one of our expert attorneys.
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About HPRPThe Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc. (HPRP), founded in 1987 and separately incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1990, provides free legal services to and advocacy on behalf of a primarily Baltimore City-based population of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. HPRP’s mission is to end homelessness in Maryland by providing free legal services, including advice, counsel, education, representation and advocacy, for low-income persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Guided by a profound understanding of our clients’ barriers to accessing traditional legal services, HPRP staff and volunteers honor and accommodate these roadblocks by directly serving clients where they live, eat, and spend time. HPRP staff and volunteers meet with clients in the community – shelters, public benefit offices, soup kitchens, the streets, community meetings – and in the HPRP office. Direct representation informs broader-based systemic advocacy and impact litigation to address the root causes of homelessness.
Category Archives: Department of Social Services
A 22-year-old Baltimore woman who lost both her part-time jobs is now getting higher food stamp benefits, thanks to her HPRP attorney. The client, a participant in the One Baltimore for Jobs program (where she’s training to become a biotechnical … Continue reading →
With the help of her HPRP lawyer, a 25-year-old Baltimore mother will now receive Temporary Cash Assistance that was illegally denied her. In April, she met staff attorney Dalton Collins at a One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) intake site. 1B4J … Continue reading →
Erica’s application for Temporary Cash Assistance was ignored for over a month. Because she had to resign from her job when she could not afford child care, she was living in an emergency homeless shelter with her 5-month-old son. She … Continue reading →
This week, HPRP helped a Baltimore family that was unlawfully terminated from Temporary Cash Assistance receive more than $2,000 in back benefits and $503 in monthly benefits going forward. Dawn (not her real name) and her family were terminated from … Continue reading →
A homeless family now has access to food, medical insurance, and income after getting help from HPRP. Carla and her children moved to Baltimore a few months ago, after they escaped an abusive family violence situation. She applied for food … Continue reading →
When HPRP staff attorney Ingrid Lofgren met Michael at the Youth Empowered Society Drop-In Center (where HPRP runs a twice monthly legal clinic for youth experiencing homelessness), she was surprised when he said he wouldn’t be eligible for food stamps … Continue reading →
Sandra (not her real name) became homeless after she lost her job. She and her two small children moved into a homeless shelter, where she met HPRP staff attorney Michelle Salomon. Sandra had no food or income, even though she … Continue reading →