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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: Housing Authority of Baltimore City
A disabled and homeless Baltimore woman and her young family were granted a “reasonable accommodation” request with the help of her HPRP lawyer. The story: The Housing Authority of Baltimore City informed the woman that she was not eligible for … Continue reading →
Last night, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake agreed to delay the destruction of an encampment of homeless people under the Fallsway in downtown Baltimore that was scheduled for August 8. The mayor’s decision was in response to calls for a moratorium and … Continue reading →
A public housing resident in Baltimore no longer faces eviction, thanks to her HPRP attorney, Karen Wabeke. The Housing Authority filed a failure to pay rent complaint against her, but the client had paid her rent–by money order–and had mailed … Continue reading →
A woman and her two minor children have moved out of a homeless shelter and into their new apartment, thanks to the help of their HPRP lawyer. Housing staff attorney Karen Wabeke met the 29-year-old mother at a shelter where … Continue reading →
Staff attorney Karen Wabeke successfully argued that a client who had her Section 8 housing voucher wrongfully terminated by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City should be reinstated to the voucher program after the client was evicted for not paying … Continue reading →
A woman who applied for public housing in 2004 was screened for a unit earlier this year, but found herself in limbo. She was told that she was approved for a two-bedroom apartment, but that none were available. Subsequently, she … Continue reading →
A Baltimore mother, 29, and her three children ages 12, nine and one, are no longer homeless thanks to their Homeless Persons Representation Project attorney. The family, which had been living in a homeless shelter for over a year, had … Continue reading →
The Court of Special Appeals agreed to report a case decided in January in favor of an HPRP client. As a result, the opinion can now be cited as precedent. At issue was the Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s practice … Continue reading →