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.
Save the Date-Food Stamp Challenge 2014

Save the Date-Food Stamp Challenge 2014

SAVE THE DATE

Could you eat for $32 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

Summer Meals Reaching One in Six Low-Income Children in Virginia

Summer Meals Reaching One in Six Low-Income Children in Virginia

A new report finds that participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs decreased in Virginia last year, with 66,402 low-income children … Read more

Christie Marra Winner of 2014 Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award

Christie Marra Winner of 2014 Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award

Christie Marra, VPLC’s Family and Housing Law attorney, is the winner of the 2014 Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award. … Read more

Latest News & Blog

New Law Helps Exploited Virginians Recover Lost Assets

Victims of financial exploitation now have a better shot at getting into court and getting their property back.  Financial exploitation … Read more

Virginia’s Early Lease Termination Law for Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims

Virginia’s early lease termination law went into effect July 1, 2013 and aims to help renters who are victims of … Read more

Rent-To-Own Stores Can No Longer Use Prosecutors as their Debt Collectors

Virginia has many rent-to-own stores where you can “buy without credit” things like computers, appliances, furniture and electronics.   The idea … Read more

More Virginians Than Ever are Stuck in Car Title Loans they Cannot Afford

The Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions just published data about car title loans made in Virginia in 2013 and it … Read more

The Case for Medicaid Expansion

Governor McAuliffe vowed to move forward with Medicaid Expansion in Virginia at a press conference on June 20. Despite attempts … Read more

Operation Choke Point- Why it’s Important and What You Need to Know

1. It is a Department of Justice initiative to stop identity theft, scams, and money laundering through fraudulent debiting of … Read more

Some Still Able to Enroll in Virginia Marketplace

By Prue Salasky, Daily Press

Enrollment in health insurance through Virginia’s federally facilitated state marketplace, established by the Affordable Care … Read more

Missed your chance to get affordable health insurance? Maybe not . . .

Getting married?  Having a baby?  Moving?  If so, you may still be able to get quality private health insurance and … Read more

Released today: Expand Medicaid! – The Music Video

VPLC thanks the Healthcare for All Virginians coalition and all of the many people who helped make this video happen. … Read more

Three Things You Need to Know about Summer Food Participation in Virginia

The end of school is often the start of hunger for many of Virginia’s low-income children.

This week, the Food … Read more

Number of Virginians Enrolled in Affordable Care Health Plans Has Doubled

By Laurence Hammack, The Roanoke Times

A final, six-week surge in enrollment has more than doubled the number of Virginians … Read more

ACA Enrollment Deadline Passed; Peninsula Counselors Still Enrolling Exceptions

By Prue Salasky, Daily Press

At midnight Tuesday, the clock officially ran out on 2014 enrollment in the state health … Read more