Provides free civil legal advice and representation to persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness through outreach and intake in shelters, soup kitchens, community centers, on the street and in HPRP’s Baltimore office. HPRP has an extensive pro bono program for volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students and operates three community-based intake centers in Baltimore City, twice monthly intake at Shepherd’s Table in Montgomery County, and state-wide services for veterans as described below. Please call HPRP or go to the calendar on HPRP’s website for specific intake times and locations.
Types of cases handled are:
- Subsidized housing: eviction defense, admissions, reasonable accommodation requests
- Public benefits: claims regarding food stamps, temporary cash assistance, temporary disability assistance, child care subsidies, and veterans’ benefits
- Veterans: discharge upgrades and claims for service-connected disability benefits (state-wide)
- Criminal record expungement
- Homeless Youth: housing, benefits, and expungment services for those 24 or younger and in an unstable housing situation, or at risk of homelessness
Eligibility for all services is based on MLSC guidelines.
On the first and third Wednesday of each month, HPRP operates a veteran's clinic at the Baltimore Veteran's Administration Annex.
There are two additional monthly veteran's clinics in rural areas: Perry Point VA Medical Center, in Perry Point, MD; Three Oaks Center in Lexington Park, MD.