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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: Temporary Cash Assistance
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 →
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 →
Erica’s application for Temporary Cash Assistance was ignored for over a month. Because she had to resign from her job when she could not afford child care, she was living in an emergency homeless shelter with her 5-month-old son. She … Continue reading →
This week, HPRP helped a Baltimore family that was unlawfully terminated from Temporary Cash Assistance receive more than $2,000 in back benefits and $503 in monthly benefits going forward. Dawn (not her real name) and her family were terminated from … Continue reading →
A homeless family now has access to food, medical insurance, and income after getting help from HPRP. Carla and her children moved to Baltimore a few months ago, after they escaped an abusive family violence situation. She applied for food … Continue reading →
Only a few weeks before staff attorney Michelle Salomon met her, the client was living in a home with her family and working full-time. “But when a fire burned down their home, it left the family with nothing but each … Continue reading →
A homeless mother and her children are now receiving public benefits, thanks to their HPRP lawyer. But the process was not quick or easy for the client. She completed an online application for TCA, food stamps and Medical Assistance. Although … Continue reading →
A disabled, street homeless woman in her mid-50s is receiving $185 a month in benefits and now has health insurance, thanks to her own advocacy efforts and those of her HPRP lawyer. Staff attorney Michelle Salomon met the client in … Continue reading →
Ms. B, a 21-year old mother with a history of mental illness and foster care involvement, is working to build financial stability for her family with support from HPRP Skadden Fellow Ingrid Löfgren, who helped her obtain benefits to which … Continue reading →