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 […]
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 […]
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.
On behalf of Philadelphia’s homeless services provider community, on July 10, 2019, HAP submitted an Amicus Curiae brief in support of the proposed Safehouse Injection Site in Philadelphia – the first of its kind in the United States.
“For those who are already addicted to drugs, engagement and treatment are the pillars of […]
HAP is closed the week of July 8, 2019. Please contact us the week of July 15. Thank you.
Our Closet, powered by the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS), operates free pop-up shops featuring clothing, shoes, and accessories for adults and children throughout Philadelphia. Below is their Summer 2019 schedule in English y Español. For more information, please visit https://www.ourclosetpa.org/.
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.
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 […]
HAP held its Annual Benefit on Thursday, April 4 at the Sofitel Philadelphia. We thank our sponsors, volunteers, board of directors, staff, in-kind donors, and Benefit attendees for making this year’s event a success. Please click here to see a list of our sponsors.
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 […]