Homeless Persons Representation Project

Organization Description

The mission of the Homeless Persons Representation Project 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. Staff and volunteers offer legal services to persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness through outreach in shelters, soup kitchens, welfare offices, community centers and on the street.

Program Details

Legal Help

Program Website: Legal Help

Program Description:

Subsidized Housing Services: If you live in Baltimore City and need legal assistance with the following housing matters, HPRP may be able help:

  • Getting into public housing, HUD housing, Section 8 or other subsidized housing
  • Evictions from public housing, HUD housing, or other subsidized housing
  • Shelter and transitional housing terminations

Public Benefits Services: If you live in Baltimore City and need legal assistance with appeals in the following programs, HPRP can represent you:

  • Food Supplement Program (food stamps)
  • TCA (Temporary Cash Assistance)
  • TDAP (Temporary Disability Assistance Program)
  • SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid)

Expungement: If you are interested in having criminal charges removed, HPRP offers expungement intakes at community-based sites (but not at our office) to homeless and low-income persons with Maryland state criminal records. To find out if you are eligible to petition the court for expungement of criminal charges on your records, come to one of our intake sessions. HPRP offers expungement intake at these following locations:

Baltimore City: Baltimore City residents seeking expungement, we are now offering hybrid in-person and remote expungement intakes. To sign up you can reach Angel by calling 410-685-6589 x18 and please leave voicemail.

Prince George's and Montgomery Counties: Montgomery and Prince George’s County residents seeking an expungement can request a phone intake by calling 410-387-3126, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.  Due to closures within the courts, there may be significant delays in the expungement process.

Online intake form URL: Contact Form
Intake days/hours (walk-in): HPRP offices are open by appointment only.
Office days/hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Intake days/hours (by phone): Monday-Thursday, 9am-3:30pm and Friday, 9am-2pm
Cost or fee (describe): Free
Eligibility-income: Maryland Legal Services Corporation Guidelines
Domestic Violence: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Expungement: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Employment: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Housing - General: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Other Topics: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Se habla Español: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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