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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 email@example.com to line up an interview with one of our expert attorneys.
Hours & Info1-410-685-65899 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday
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: poverty
Earlier this week, Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., the NAACP of Baltimore Co., three residents of Baltimore Co. and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development announced an agreement with Baltimore Co. to begin unwinding decades of housing discrimination against African … Continue reading
A 90-year-old Silver Spring man recently recovered nearly $50,000 with the help of Michael J. Goecke, his HPRP pro bono attorney. The man had come to the Shepherd’s Table civil legal clinic, which is regularly staffed by lawyers from Lerch … Continue reading
As a result of HPRP’s tireless advocacy on behalf of Baltimore’s homeless people, Baltimore City overflow shelters will open at 32 degrees – not at the 0-degree threshold the City had proposed (as reported in the Baltimore Brew and the … 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
A “desperately poor” Takoma Park mother had her significant tax and public benefit problems solved after a team of HPRP volunteers pitched in to help. The icing on the cake? With the help of a volunteer accountant, the client refiled … Continue reading
Owen Bement, a first-year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law, volunteers a few hours a week at the HPRP office, where he helps with office work such as organizing volunteers’ files and calling clients. “I definitely believe … Continue reading
After a Baltimore woman was forced to relocate quickly when her housing unit became uninhabitable due to severe leaks, she was abruptly terminated from the Shelter Plus Care housing subsidy program in a notice that alleged her relocation was an … Continue reading