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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 email@example.com 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: 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
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
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
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
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
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