Category Archives: poverty

Yeluri honored by her law school as a “Champion of Justice”

Swapna Yeluri, HPRP’s director of pro bono programs, was one of three “outstanding legal luminaries” honored by the Roger Williams University School of Law as a Champion of Justice. Swapna, a 2007 RWU Law graduate, was recognized for her “impact … Continue reading

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With his lawyer’s help, a homeless veteran starts “a new beginning”

A homeless Baltimore veteran is now entitled to health care benefits and received an 80-percent, service-connected disability rating, thanks to Swapna Yeluri, his HPRP attorney. The 41-year-old man (who suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome) currently resides in a homeless shelter. … Continue reading

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Welfare reform turns 20 in Maryland

By Michelle Madaio In October 1996, Maryland adopted new laws for providing cash assistance to families in need (following Congress enacting the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in August 1996). Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (in Maryland called … Continue reading

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“Eviction in Baltimore” with WYPR’s Sheilah Kast features HPRP’s Karen Wabeke

Baltimore ranks second in the country – behind Detroit – in the number of tenants threatened with eviction. In any given year, about 6 percent of Baltimore’s renters are evicted; most likely of all to face eviction are black women … Continue reading

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“Evicted” author Matthew Desmond speaks Sept. 29

HPRP and the Public Justice Center will be co-hosting Harvard professor Matthew Desmond as a part of the 2016 Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing. At the September 29 event, Desmond will speak about his book Evicted: Poverty … Continue reading

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Jane Harrison Speaker Series to feature “Evicted” author Matthew Desmond

The Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing, an annual event sponsored by HPRP, has brought a wide range of experts to Baltimore.  This year’s Speaker Series features Harvard professor Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit … Continue reading

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Help children to a better future

Did you know? Research shows that children whose families move to low-poverty neighborhoods when they are young are far more likely to attend college and earn significantly more as adults, and are less likely to become single parents. The HOME … Continue reading

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Advocates welcome introduction of Baltimore Co. HOME Act

Baltimore County HOME Act Coalition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    Contact: Samantha Kappalman July 5, 2016                                                    The Hatcher Group 443.223.3322 County Advocates Welcome Introduction of the HOME Act Baltimore County … Continue reading

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Mother now getting benefits that were illegally denied

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

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MD Access to Justice Commission to raise profile of civil legal aid

Earlier this week, the Maryland Access to Justice Commission brought together 60 people from Maryland’s civil legal services programs to discuss raising awareness of civil legal aid around the state. The meeting was hosted by the University of Baltimore School … Continue reading

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