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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: Public Justice Center
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
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
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
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
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
This past Monday, Gov. Martin O’Malley signed several bills on the issue of homelessness – HB 813 (creation of joint committee on homelessness), SB 796 (creation of interagency council on homelessness), and HB 794 (establishment of unaccompanied homeless youth demonstration … Continue reading
HPRP’s Ingrid Lofgren (left in the photo) and other HPRP staff helped organize Invisible Homelessness: Baltimore Youth Speak Out, a symposium at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law earlier this week. After the screening of a short film, … Continue reading