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Meet Noah Patton, the 2016-2017 Linda Kennedy Fellow

The 2016-2017 Linda Kennedy Fellow, Noah Patton, is a second-year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. “I saw the listing for the Fellowship and thought, Wow, this for my exact skill set!” Noah said. His goal for … Continue reading

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Jane Harrison Speaker Series to feature “Evicted” author Matthew Desmond

The Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing, an annual event sponsored by HPRP, has brought a wide range of experts to Baltimore.  This year’s Speaker Series features Harvard professor Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit … Continue reading

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A family can move out of single room after its Section 8 voucher is restored

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

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Mother now getting benefits that were illegally denied

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

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HPRP welcomes Dalton Collins

Dalton Collins joined HPRP this month as staff attorney for the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) project. He’ll be connecting with and providing legal support for clients on expungement and public benefits cases at sites around  Baltimore City. Dalton was … Continue reading

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Full service-connected payments restored for homeless veteran

A homeless veteran had his stolen service-connected disability payments reimbursed and ongoing payments restored, thanks to his HPRP veteran benefits attorney. “He was trying to rebuild his life after some mistakes landed him in jail,” said Michael Stone, HPRP’s Equal … Continue reading

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Baltimore Co. signs agreement with HUD to end decades of housing discrimination

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

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A housing subsidy is saved–and a family avoids homelessness

A Spanish-speaking client and her family, faced with either moving to the other side of town or losing their housing subsidy and becoming homeless, can now stay in their home thanks to her HPRP housing attorney. “She had been in … Continue reading

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Wrongly charged, a Baltimore man gets his record cleared

A 48-year-old unemployed man in East Baltimore is no longer walking around with a “fugitive from justice” tag—and now has a much better chance of finding a job, thanks to Sara Gross, his HPRP pro bono lawyer. Sara was successful … Continue reading

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Homeless mother overcomes unlawful barriers to benefits

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

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