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Homeless Advocacy Project

1429 Walnut Street, 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

215-523-9595 1-800-837-2672 (phone)
215-523-9599 (fax)
  • 215-523-9595
  • To provide free civil legal services and advocacy to reduce the frequency and duration of homelessness in Philadelphia.
  • Income guidelines: LSC income eligibility; Geographic guidelines: Philadelphia area; Other guidelines: homelessness
  • HAP currently holds regularly scheduled legal clinics at 25 sites located throughout the city. At these clinics, HAP staff attorneys, together with volunteer legal professionals working under their supervision, meet and interview prospective clients, assess their legal and social service needs and offer them counsel, information, referrals and, where indicated, ongoing legal representation and advocacy.
  • HAP provides comprehensive legal services on a broad range of legal matters, including: establishing eligibility for benefits programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), medical assistance and food stamps (SNAP); establishing eligibility for Veterans Compensation and Pension benefits and services; enforcing custody, support and other family law rights; accessing shelter, behavioral health services, and other supportive services; replacing lost or stolen identity documents; preserving private and subsidized housing eligibility; and protecting consumer rights.
  • Children, Youth and Families Program (CFP) founded in 1994.

    Veterans Project founded in 2001.

    SOAR Project founded in 2007.
  • Marsha Cohen, Esq.
  • Michele Levy, Esq.