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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: poverty
In Gratitude, Solidarity, and Hope: Reflections on Progress toward Ending Youth Homelessness in Maryland
The Thanksgiving holiday, which happens to fall during National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, is an opportunity for thoughtful reflection. At the Homeless Persons Representation Project, we are acutely aware that many young people in Maryland are without family or a … Continue reading
HPRP executive director Antonia Fasanelli and HPRP board president Irving Walker were the speakers at a breakfast meeting yesterday at the Washington, D.C. offices of Nossaman LLP. The topic: “Using the Legal Profession to End Homelessness in Maryland.” Administrative Partner … Continue reading
This was Robin Williams giving testimony to a competing bill related to amending the McKinney-Vento Act in 1990. (Click on the photo to watch.) Also, two other cultural items of note–during the time that he was lobbying, Williams also starred … Continue reading
To mark the release of a report by the Youth Equality Alliance (YEA) on the challenges LGBTQ youth face in Maryland education, foster care, and juvenile justice systems, a press conference will be held 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12th at the Enoch … Continue reading
This past Monday, Gov. Martin O’Malley signed several bills on the issue of homelessness – HB 813 (creation of joint committee on homelessness), SB 796 (creation of interagency council on homelessness), and HB 794 (establishment of unaccompanied homeless youth demonstration … Continue reading