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HAP Opposes Proposed Rule That Would Allow Discrimination in Healthcare

The Homeless Advocacy Project submitted comments opposing a proposed rule that would amend regulations that implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (RIN 0945-AAll). As a legal services program dedicated to the elimination of homelessness, we are compelled to oppose the proposed action which is without justification and will undoubtedly lead to decreased […]

By |2019-08-13T14:43:58-04:00August 13th, 2019|HAPpenings|

HAP Joins Challenge Against Elimination of General Assistance in Pennsylvania

HAP joined an Amicus Brief in the class action lawsuit challenging the unconstitutional elimination of General Assistance in Pennsylvania.  General Assistance provided a very small amount of monthly income to people with disabilities, people fleeing domestic violence, people completing treatment for substance use disorder, and children in the care of non-relatives. General Assistance ended on August […]

By |2019-08-03T10:33:09-04:00August 3rd, 2019|HAPpenings|

HAP and Morgan Lewis Co-Host a Birth Certificate Clinic

On Tuesday morning, July 16, 2019, HAP and Morgan Lewis hosted a birth certificate clinic. 28 volunteers from law firms Morgan Lewis and Holland & Knight and companies, Prudential and Hewlett Packard processed a total of 85 birth certificate applications, including 64 for adults and 21 for children.

By |2019-07-16T13:56:26-04:00July 16th, 2019|Blog|

HAP and Comcast Co-Host a Birth Certificate Clinic

On May 15, 35 volunteers from Comcast and 4 volunteers from the law firm, DLA Piper, processed 112 birth certificate applications (88 for adults and 24 for children) from nine states at Comcast’s 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Headquarters. This crucial identifying document helps our clients access employment, housing, and other services.

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By |2019-05-17T12:13:41-04:00May 15th, 2019|Blog|

HAP Negotiates New Application Process to Obtain Puerto Rico Birth Certificates

HAP’s Senior Staff Attorney Pat Malley and Director of Operations Tanya Rambert, with help from Dechert legal assistant Denise Neris, negotiated with the attorney for the Puerto Rico Department of Vital Records to obtain clarification of the application process to receive birth certificates from Puerto Rico.  After months of HAP volunteers having their clients’ applications […]

By |2019-05-23T11:45:32-04:00May 8th, 2019|Blog, HAPpenings|

VA Fully Implements New Appeals Law

On February 19th of this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act (AMA), which was passed by Congress in 2017. Over the last year, the VA offered some veterans the option of participating in a pilot program that greatly resembled the new program. Now that the new […]

By |2019-04-11T08:20:51-04:00April 11th, 2019|Blog|