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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: Antonia Fasanelli
HPRP executive director Antonia Fasanelli (left, with Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera) was awarded the Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award by the Maryland Legal Services Corp. earlier this week. The Cardin Award is given annually to … Continue reading
Executive Director Antonia Fasanelli will receive the 2016 Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award at the Maryland Legal Services Corp.’s annual awards reception on Dec. 5. “[A]ny one who interacts with Ms. Fasanelli is extremely impressed with her passion, talent, … Continue reading
At last week’s ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, ABA President Linda Klein announced the Veterans Legal Services Initiative, a new commission to mobilize lawyers and help build a comprehensive online resource to direct veterans to legal resources and legal … Continue reading
Earlier this week, the Maryland Access to Justice Commission brought together 60 people from Maryland’s civil legal services programs to discuss raising awareness of civil legal aid around the state. The meeting was hosted by the University of Baltimore School … 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
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 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
Maryland’s new Access to Justice Commission held a kick-off event earlier this week, with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh as the main speakers. The commission, made up of leaders from the private bar, the judiciary, … Continue reading
As a result of HPRP’s tireless advocacy on behalf of Baltimore’s homeless people, Baltimore City overflow shelters will open at 32 degrees – not at the 0-degree threshold the City had proposed (as reported in the Baltimore Brew and the … Continue reading
Baltimore homeless advocates are alarmed that a proposed winter shelter plan for homeless people will only trigger additional beds at 0 degrees F. “It’s a frightening thing for our clients who have no place to stay but outside,” HPRP executive … Continue reading