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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to line up an interview with one of our expert attorneys.
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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: volunteer
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
HPRP honored its top six volunteers at a reception earlier this week at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Two outstanding attorneys, an outstanding law firm and an outstanding company, and two outstanding volunteer law students were presented original … Continue reading
Swapna Yeluri joined HPRP last month as Director of Pro Bono Programs. Prior to joining HPRP, Swapna developed and ran a pro bono veterans’ project at Maryland Legal Aid. Swapna is also the current treasurer of the Veterans’ Affairs and … 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
The Washington, D.C. office of Nossaman LLP hosted HPRP and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless at its K Street offices earlier this week to address how the legal profession can help to end homelessness in the Washington and … Continue reading
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
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