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.
Anti-Hunger Policy Conference Postponed

Anti-Hunger Policy Conference Postponed

The Virginia Hunger Solutions  Anti-Hunger Policy Conference has been postponed. A new date and location will be available soon! If… Read more
2015 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 21-23

2015 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 21-23

Come Join us in Williamsburg, VA for the 2015 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference. Get the details on registration, conference offerings, and… Read more
Latest News & Blog

A Survivor’s Story

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, VPLC Staff Attorney Susheela Varky shares the story of one client who made … Read more

2015 SNAP Challenge: Reflection and Need for Action

SNAP Challenge: Final Reflections


How do you afford to eat on a budget of just $4 per day? Such … Read more

How can Virginia celebrate the Medicaid 50th anniversary? – Closing the Coverage Gap


On its 50th anniversary, it’s important to remember that the Medicaid program has helped make millions of Americans healthier … Read more

Dodd-Frank is only 5 years old—why are the big banks trying to kill it?

What is Dodd-Frank?  It is the financial reform law that passed Congress 5 years ago.  What are the big banks … Read more

What can you do about substandard care in a nursing home?

Richmond Nursing Home might close, but what happens to the patients?

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What can you do about substandard care in

Welcome to Shark Week 2015

Loansharks inflict economic violence on borrowers.


“We may think of violence as physical harm. But violence is defined as … Read more

Car Title Loans in Virginia = Disaster

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) just released the 2014 statistics on car title loans in Virginia and there is good … Read more

The Stress of Student Debt

Do you think there is a student loan debt crisis in the U.S.?  No?  What if we told you that … Read more

86 and Counting…

Last year, Virginia schools gained access to a powerful new tool in the fight against child hunger: the Community Eligibility … Read more

Your Health: Overweight but Underfed can be Troubling Paradox

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch

At a conference focused on childhood obesity, LaTonya Reed’s presentation focused on the paradox of … Read more

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Why should you care about sexual assault?  Because, unfortunately, sexual violence touches so many of us, not “just” women. According … Read more

Transparency Virginia Issues Report

A report released this week by Transparency Virginia, a coalition we joined during the General Assembly Session, shows that the … Read more