Homeless Advocacy Project - Philadelphia; Center City
Homeless Advocacy Project
Provides free civil legal services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless in Philadelphia. Areas of assistance include: 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 upgrading discharge characterizations; enforcing custody and other family law rights; accessing shelter and other supportive services; replacing or correcting identity documents; and preserving private and subsidized housing eligibility.
1429 Walnut Street
15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Eligibility: Philadelphians experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (215) 523-9595 Main
  • (800) 837-2672 Toll-Free
  • (215) 523-9599 Fax
Email Address: info@haplegal.org
Intake Procedure: Call for most current intake information and legal clinic hours/locations. During pandemic, individuals can also complete and submit request for legal help form on HAP's website at haplegal.org (just click "Request Help Now" on main page) and veterans can obtain help during HAP's remote open office hours on Thursdays from 10 to noon. (Call HAP's main number or visit website for more details.)
Fee Amounts: FREE civil legal assistance
Facility/ADA access: HAP accommodates client needs to ensure access to services
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish and utilization of language line for other languages
Insurance Accepted: N/A
Services:
  • Advance Medical Directives
  • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
  • Disability Benefits
  • Eviction Prevention Legal Assistance
  • General Legal Aid
  • Homelessness Advocacy Groups
  • Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution
  • Veteran Benefits Assistance
  • Veteran/Military Health Insurance
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Homeless Advocacy Project - Philadelphia; Center City
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