Tag Archives: eviction

A disabled woman and her family will get public housing

A disabled and homeless Baltimore woman and her young family were granted a “reasonable accommodation” request with the help of her HPRP lawyer. The story: The Housing Authority of Baltimore City informed the woman that she was not eligible for … Continue reading

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MD Judiciary: Legal services providers can now link unrepresented litigants to live chat

Services are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lawyers will answer questions about civil District and Circuit Court matters including landlord and tenant, family law (divorce, custody, child support, guardianship, name change), small and large claims, … Continue reading

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“Eviction in Baltimore” with WYPR’s Sheilah Kast features HPRP’s Karen Wabeke

Baltimore ranks second in the country – behind Detroit – in the number of tenants threatened with eviction. In any given year, about 6 percent of Baltimore’s renters are evicted; most likely of all to face eviction are black women … Continue reading

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Evicted by Matthew Desmond: “…peels back the curtain on the stark realities.”

HPRP executive director Antonia Fasanelli on #Evicted by Matthew Desmond: “His book is the clearest, unadulterated explanation to people who never appreciated the large role eviction plays in low-income communities—it peels back the curtain on the stark realities. We know … Continue reading

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“Evicted” author Matthew Desmond speaks Sept. 29

HPRP and the Public Justice Center will be co-hosting Harvard professor Matthew Desmond as a part of the 2016 Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing. At the September 29 event, Desmond will speak about his book Evicted: Poverty … 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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Elderly woman won’t be homeless, thanks to her HPRP lawyer

An elderly client living in Section 8 housing won’t lose her apartment (and become homeless), thanks to her HPRP lawyer. The client faced the double whammy of both eviction and the termination of her voucher. “She was being terminated from … Continue reading

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