HPRP’s mission is to eliminate, ameliorate and prevent homelessness in Maryland. It does this by sending lawyers to those places where the poor congregate--shelters, day labor pools, welfare offices--and providing direct representation in legal disputes. Broader-based systemic advocacy is derived from this outreach, which is accomplished through the work of a small group of full-time attorneys on staff and a larger panel of volunteer, pro bono attorneys.
HPRP concentrates its activities on the areas that cause and exacerbate homelessness: the lack of affordable housing; the lack of adequate earnings; the lack of access to adequate public assistance; and the barrier that criminal histories pose to housing, employment, and public assistance. Direct legal representation is provided to potential clients in these arenas, and HPRP lawyers focus their efforts toward developing leadership and power among the poor themselves.
201 N. Charles Street, Suite 1104 Baltimore, MD 21201