The Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) is a non-profit organization that serves Virginia's legal aid system by providing advocacy, training, and litigation support on civil justice issues that affect low-income Virginians.
Thank You for Your Support During the Amazing Raise!

Thank You for Your Support During the Amazing Raise!

Thanks to you, we raised $6,710 in just 36 hours!  We appreciate your support!… Read more

Christie Marra is not a Crusader

Christie Marra is not a Crusader

By Caroline Kettlewell, University of Richmond School of Law Alumni Magazine

Before her first client, before her Richmond Law degree, … Read more

Save the Date-Food Stamp Challenge 2014

Save the Date-Food Stamp Challenge 2014


Could you eat for $33 a week?

Join the Virginia Poverty Law Center and take the Food … Read more

Save the Date! Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 22-24

Save the Date! Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 22-24

Our Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference will be in Portsmouth from October 22-24!  Register now and please visit our Training … Read more

Latest News & Blog

New Lending Rules Will Protect Troops from Predatory Lending

The following is blog post from VPLC’s Director of Outreach and Financial Advocacy, Dana Wiggins:

Today the Obama Administration and … Read more

If you are Asking Why a Survivor Stays, you are Asking the Wrong Question

The following is a blog post from VPLC’s domestic and sexual violence attorney, Susheela Varky:

I was in the doctor’s … Read more

Grant Allows Obamacare Enrollment Help to Continue in Southwest Virginia

By Laurence Hammack, The Roanoke Times

Federal officials announced new funding Monday for a program that helps Virginians sign up … Read more

Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News

Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit … Read more

Jay Speer and Kristi Cahoon Kelly Named to 2014 Class of “Leaders in the Law”

Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2014 class of “Leaders in the Law.”

Now in … Read more

CEP: A Pathway to Hunger-Free Schools

This upcoming school year, high poverty schools across Virginia have an opportunity to offer free breakfast and lunch to all … Read more

The 50th Anniversary of SNAP & A Challenge for All of You

In his 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America,” … Read more

Thousands of Virginia Residents May Lose Insurance

By Prue Salasky, Daily Press

Virginia is fourth behind Florida, Texas and Georgia in the number of enrollees who have … Read more

What You Need to Know About Virginia’s Online No Fault Divorce Tool

Divorce is often said to be one of the three most stressful experiences a person faces, right up there with … Read more

Survivors of Predatory Loans

To mark the end of Shark Week, we wanted to share a couple of quotes from people who called our … Read more

Don’t Become Shark Bait by Getting Line of Credit & Online Loans

Monday’s blog warned of the dangers of swimming with Virginia’s payday and car title lenders.  Today we want to warn … Read more

What Could Go Wrong if You Dip into Shark Infested Lending Waters

Continuing with our Shark Week theme, we wanted to dive a little deeper into what could actually go wrong if … Read more