Tag Archives: Karen Wabeke

“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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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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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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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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Formerly street homeless and riding the bus to sleep, this client now has a home

A 59-year-old woman who was street homeless and riding buses at night to sleep now has her own apartment thanks to her  HPRP lawyer. The woman, who was already an HPRP client on a public benefits case, had applied for … Continue reading

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Voucher in hand, a homeless client can now look for a home

A homeless client can now look for subsidized housing, thanks to his HPRP attorney. Mr. Smith (not his real name) has been homeless and living on the street since 2013. He came to HPRP after being denied for a HOPWA … Continue reading

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Public housing resident no longer faces eviction

A public housing resident in Baltimore no longer faces eviction, thanks to her HPRP attorney, Karen Wabeke.  The Housing Authority filed a failure to pay rent complaint against her, but the client had paid her rent–by money order–and had mailed … Continue reading

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A home for the holidays

A woman and her two minor children have moved out of a homeless shelter and into their new apartment, thanks to the help of their HPRP lawyer. Housing staff attorney Karen Wabeke met the 29-year-old mother at a shelter where … Continue reading

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Strong advocacy restores a family’s home

Staff attorney Karen Wabeke successfully argued  that a client who had her Section 8 housing voucher wrongfully terminated by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City should be reinstated to the voucher program after the client was evicted for not paying … Continue reading

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HPRP helps a family get a permanent home

A woman who applied for public housing in 2004 was screened for a unit earlier this year, but found herself in limbo. She was told that she was approved for a two-bedroom apartment, but that none were available. Subsequently, she … Continue reading

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