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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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Baltimore Co. signs agreement with HUD to end decades of housing discrimination

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

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New Access to Justice Commission will focus on expanding civil legal aid

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

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Governor signs homelessness bills into law

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

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Homeless youth speak at UM Law symposium

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

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