Tag Archives: food stamps

A young woman, now jobless, gets higher benefits with HPRP’s help

A 22-year-old Baltimore woman who lost both her part-time jobs is now getting higher food stamp benefits, thanks to her HPRP attorney. The client, a participant in the One Baltimore for Jobs program (where she’s training to become a biotechnical … Continue reading

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Meet the summer law clerk

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

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“Desperately poor” client gets help from her HPRP team (and a $6,000 tax refund!)

A “desperately poor” Takoma Park mother had her significant tax and public benefit problems solved after a team of HPRP volunteers pitched in to help. The icing on the cake? With the help of a volunteer accountant, the client refiled … Continue reading

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Family fleeing domestic violence finally gets public benefits

A homeless family now has access to food, medical insurance, and income after getting help from HPRP. Carla and her children moved to Baltimore a few months ago, after they escaped an abusive family violence situation. She applied for food … Continue reading

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Homeless youth finally gets his food stamps (and back benefits!)

When HPRP staff attorney Ingrid Lofgren met Michael at the Youth Empowered Society Drop-In Center (where HPRP runs a twice monthly legal clinic for youth experiencing homelessness), she was surprised when he said he wouldn’t be eligible for food stamps … Continue reading

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Expungement paved the way for a brighter future

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

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From hungry to housed (with HPRP’s help)

Sandra (not her real name) became homeless after she lost her job. She and her two small children moved into a homeless shelter, where she met HPRP staff attorney Michelle Salomon. Sandra had no food or income, even though she … Continue reading

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A client’s bumpy road to getting public benefits: A case study

A homeless mother and her children are now receiving public benefits, thanks to their HPRP lawyer. But the process was not quick or easy for the client. She completed an online application for TCA, food stamps and Medical Assistance. Although … Continue reading

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