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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: Veterans Administration
HPRP volunteer attorney Jim Richardson (center), our go-to expert on veteran discharge upgrades, stopped by the office yesterday to help review discharge upgrade cases before we assign them to pro bono attorneys. Jim is a 12-year veteran of the U.S. … Continue reading
A homeless Baltimore veteran is now entitled to health care benefits and received an 80-percent, service-connected disability rating, thanks to Swapna Yeluri, his HPRP attorney. The 41-year-old man (who suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome) currently resides in a homeless shelter. … Continue reading
With HPRP’s help, a veteran who suffered a knee injury while serving in the U.S. Army in the 1980s saw his monthly disability payments increase more than ten times, along with a six-figure retroactive award! “In June 2008, he had … Continue reading
A homeless veteran had his stolen service-connected disability payments reimbursed and ongoing payments restored, thanks to his HPRP veteran benefits attorney. “He was trying to rebuild his life after some mistakes landed him in jail,” said Michael Stone, HPRP’s Equal … Continue reading
A new court docket to help veterans opened in Baltimore City district court earlier this week that will be focused more on rehabilitation than incarceration. “The District Court of Maryland in Baltimore City plans to launch a veterans treatment … Continue reading
A Harford County veteran who was incorrectly billed $3,000 for ambulance service and sued had the judgment against him vacated with the help of HPRP. The veteran, who has a 100-percent disability rating, was receiving treatment at a VA healthcare … Continue reading
Words from Volunteers in HPRP’s Veterans’ Legal Assistance Project (VLAP): “I’m a veteran who served in the Marine infantry in Viet Nam,” said Ward Coe III. “I firmly believe that when the government puts folks in harm’s way, whether in … Continue reading
A homeless Army veteran in Baltimore received a 100 percent disability rating for trauma he endured during his service and is now getting $2,800 a month in VA benefits, thanks to Mollie Wander, his HPRP pro bono attorney. As a … Continue reading
A 53-year-old homeless veteran in Baltimore received nearly $95,000 in back benefits from the Veterans Administration for his service-related disabilities, thanks to the efforts of Mollie Wander, his HPRP pro bono attorney. His back was severely injured in an Army training … Continue reading