22-year-old mother builds stability with HPRP’s help

Homeless Persons Representation Project Blog

Ingrid Lofgren Ingrid Lofgren

A 22-year old mother who has struggled with homelessness since the age of 18 is steadily building stability with HPRP’s support –  and a lot of perseverance.  “I am so proud of the gains she has made in the past year and a half,” said Ingrid Lofgren, Skadden Fellow with HPRP’s Homeless Youth Law Project, “particularly because she has successfully navigated so many hurdles that never should have arisen.”

Not least of these challenges has been repeated termination of the client’s Temporary Cash Assistance benefits.  Most recently, the Department of Social Services terminated the client’s TCA because she allegedly failed to attend an appointment to be assessed for participation in a work program. HPRP successfully negotiated reinstatement of the client’s TCA and an award of back benefits on the basis that she should have been exempt from work activity because she has a disability that prevents her…

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