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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: pro bono
HPRP pro bono attorney Tehma Hallie Smith helped a client expunge two minor traffic charges from his criminal record. The 27-year-old Baltimore man, who lives with his family and receives food stamps, is now a better candidate for housing and … Continue reading
A homeless Army veteran in Baltimore received a 100 percent disability rating for trauma he endured during his service and is now getting $2,800 a month in VA benefits, thanks to Mollie Wander, his HPRP pro bono attorney. As a … Continue reading
A 54-year old man who served in the Navy from 1980 to 1996—and contracted asthma from exposure to burning oil wells during the first Iraq War—had his monthly VA benefits rise from $255 a month to $1,300 a month with … Continue reading
A 47-year-old Baltimore man who had been living on the streets for a year and a half is now permanently housed after his HPRP pro bono attorney was successful in having his criminal record expunged. “He had minor charges on … 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
A 57-year-old homeless man living in transitional housing in Greenbelt now can pursue his dream of becoming a commercial truck driver, thanks to the help of his HPRP pro bono attorney, Bruce Edwards. Most of his minor criminal charges have … Continue reading
A 53-year-old homeless veteran in Baltimore received nearly $95,000 in back benefits from the Veterans Administration for his service-related disabilities, thanks to the efforts of Mollie Wander, his HPRP pro bono attorney. His back was severely injured in an Army training … Continue reading
A 23-year-old Ellicott City man can now apply to join the army after his HPRP pro bono attorney was successful having the young man’s criminal record expunged. “When he was in his teens, he got probation before judgment for some … Continue reading