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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.
Tag Archives: advocacy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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