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Ending homelessness in Maryland through free legal services, including advice, counsel, education, representation and advocacy for low-income persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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For phone intake:

  • The Baltimore City office staff is available to answer your call Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  You can reach us at 410-364-4198.

  • Outside of those hours, call 410-685-6589 and leave a voicemail. Your call will be returned within 1 business day. 

  • For the Montgomery & Prince George's Counties office, call 410-387-3126 to reach staff.

Current News


HPRP Announces New Executive Director, Kirsten Gettys Downs!

Kirsten Gettys Downs (she/her) is joining HPRP as our next Executive Director! Kirsten rose to the top of a highly competitive group of finalists during an extensive search conducted by a board-staff committee with the support of the executive search firm LeaderFit. Kirsten brings a unique mix of attributes and experiences that make her the ideal leader to take HPRP into its next chapter. She has dedicated her career to defending the rights of underserved and marginalized communities, is a passionate advocate for social and racial justice, and brings executive leadership experience as the current Baltimore City Public Defender. A note from Kirsten:


"I am honored to have been selected to lead and support the exceptional team at the Homeless Persons Representation Project. I was drawn to HPRP because of its mission to end homelessness in Maryland and because its efforts align with my goal to work with an organization advocating at the intersection of policy reform, economic and racial justice, and community building. In this time of growing housing and economic insecurity, our communities need the vital work of HPRP more than ever. I look forward to partnering with our board, funders, and volunteers to fortify HPRP’s mission and tackle the causes of homelessness head on."

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HPRP staff and volunteers pursue our mission by offering legal services through outreach in shelters, soup kitchens, welfare offices, community centers and on the street. Our direct representation informs broader-based systemic advocacy and impact litigation to address the root causes of homelessness.

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