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Homeless Advocacy Project

The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) is a Philadelphia legal services non-profit organization founded in 1990 to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia. HAP participates in SOAR (SSI/SSD Outreach, Access, and Recovery), a national initiative originally supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to assist individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with access to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. In collaboration with The Scattergood Foundation, Center faculty and staff evaluate homelessness and recidivism outcomes for individuals served through various Philadelphia courts through HAP.