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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: Section 8
Services are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lawyers will answer questions about civil District and Circuit Court matters including landlord and tenant, family law (divorce, custody, child support, guardianship, name change), small and large claims, … Continue reading
After a Baltimore woman and her two teenage sons were evicted from their apartment for failure to pay rent, she received a notice saying her Section 8 voucher was terminated. The woman came to HPRP and senior staff attorney Karen … Continue reading
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
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
HPRP welcomes Munib Lohrsabi, a rising third-year at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, as our volunteer summer law clerk. “I’ll be helping out with housing, Section 8, and public benefits cases, and finding out what a normal … Continue reading
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
An elderly client living in Section 8 housing won’t lose her apartment (and become homeless), thanks to her HPRP lawyer. The client faced the double whammy of both eviction and the termination of her voucher. “She was being terminated from … 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