Tag Archives: TCA

Homeless mother overcomes unlawful barriers to benefits

Erica’s application for Temporary Cash Assistance was ignored for over a month. Because she had to resign from her job when she could not afford child care, she was living in an emergency homeless shelter with her 5-month-old son. She … Continue reading

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Benefits restored, a Baltimore family avoids homelessness

This week, HPRP helped a Baltimore family that was unlawfully terminated from Temporary Cash Assistance receive more than $2,000 in back benefits and $503 in monthly benefits going forward. Dawn (not her real name) and her family were terminated from … 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 after a fire and denied benefits, a client gets help from HPRP

Only a few weeks before staff attorney Michelle Salomon met her, the client was living in a home with her family and working full-time. “But when a fire burned down their home, it left the family with nothing but each … 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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Street homeless and disabled, she now gets benefits and has health insurance

A disabled, street homeless woman in her mid-50s is receiving $185 a month in benefits and now has health insurance, thanks to her own advocacy efforts and those of her HPRP lawyer. Staff attorney Michelle Salomon met the client in … Continue reading

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Homeless family moves toward financial stability with HPRP’s help

Ms. B, a 21-year old mother with a history of mental illness and foster care involvement, is working to build financial stability for her family with support from HPRP Skadden Fellow Ingrid Löfgren, who helped her obtain benefits to which … Continue reading

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HPRP summer law clerk Robert Goodis: “A truly exceptional experience”

As a rising third-year law student at American University’s Washington College of Law, I pursued a summer internship with HPRP to gain practical public interest experience in a fast-paced environment. My immersion as a public benefits law clerk has given … Continue reading

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Homeless mother gets benefits with the help of her HPRP attorney

After Teresa lost her job, couldn’t pay her rent and got evicted, she moved into an emergency homeless shelter with her two-year old son, Sam. Teresa (not her real name) had just been admitted into a GED prep program, so … Continue reading

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Baltimore mother wins fight for justice

Samantha (not her real name) was renting a room in an apartment for herself and her two small boys when she fell behind on rent. Her mother helped her financially for a couple of months. When that became difficult for … Continue reading

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