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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: expungement
HPRP welcomes Melissa Loomis, who recently joined our staff as a staff attorney for the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) project. She will be focused on helping clients at Baltimore City job training centers obtain expungement of their criminal records. … Continue reading
Services are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lawyers will answer questions about civil District and Circuit Court matters including landlord and tenant, family law (divorce, custody, child support, guardianship, name change), small and large claims, … Continue reading
Earlier this week, HPRP staff attorney Michael Stone was on hand at the Veteran and Family Resource Day at the Perry Point VA Medical Center in Cecil County. About 120 former service members attended the event, which connected them with … Continue reading
Dalton Collins joined HPRP this month as staff attorney for the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) project. He’ll be connecting with and providing legal support for clients on expungement and public benefits cases at sites around Baltimore City. Dalton was … Continue reading
HPRP’s Pro Bono Program continues to play an essential educating role on the changes to the expungement law that went into effect last fall. This is especially true for rural counties around Maryland. For example, the State’s Attorney of Worcester … Continue reading
A 48-year-old unemployed man in East Baltimore is no longer walking around with a “fugitive from justice” tag—and now has a much better chance of finding a job, thanks to Sara Gross, his HPRP pro bono lawyer. Sara was successful … Continue reading
By waiting until after Oct. 1, a Baltimore man was successful in clearing his criminal record of three charges with the help of Kellie Lego, his HPRP pro bono lawyer. “There were three eligible Maryland charges, so we filed for … Continue reading
Three years ago today, HPRP and other members of the Transgender Action Group (TAG) hit the streets of Baltimore from 11 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. as part of a new bi-weekly effort to connect transgender women engaged in commercial sex … Continue reading
On October 1, Maryland’s expungement law changed, allowing more crimes to be cleared from criminal records (and eliminate significant barriers to employment and housing). HPRP and its partners reported excellent attendance at the expungement clinic held earlier this week at … Continue reading
HPRP is collaborating with the NAACP Satellite Office for expungement intakes and attorney meetings (three are scheduled over the summer). The office, located in Sandtown-Winchester, opened in response to the events around Freddie Gray’s death. Matt Stegman is a University … Continue reading