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.
Open Enrollment Starts November 15th!

Open Enrollment Starts November 15th!

Open Enrollment Begins on November 15!

VPLC staff involved in healthcare access and outreach joined Governor McAuliffe, Secretary Hazel, and … Read more

Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 22-24

Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 22-24

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference in Portsmouth!  A special thank you to our … Read more

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Don’t let the Predatory Grinch Steal your Christmas and Make you Unhappy in the New Year

With the holidays fast approaching, it is easy to get swept up in endless sales and promotions and the temptation … Read more

VA Lawmakers Discuss Tenant/Management Agreements

By Tommie McNeil, WVTF Public Radio

Under many rental agreements, tenants sign off on a provision that allows housing managers … Read more

Hazel Says U.S. Health Care Funds Could Narrow VA Budget Gap

By Andrew Cain, Richmond Times-Dispatch

If Medicaid expansion began in Virginia on July 1, Virginia would take in more than … Read more

FAMIS MOMS Coverage is Back!

The FAMIS MOMS program was reinstated on December 1! This program provides health coverage for pregnant women.  You may be … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving from VPLC

In keeping with the spirit of Thanksgiving, VPLC is grateful for:… Read more

The legal aid community around Virginia: This group of

Health Insurance Marketplace is Open

Almost 200,000 Virginians enrolled in the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace in 2014.  With enrollment open again, we hope that … Read more

VPLC, Along with Two Other Law Firms, File Class Action Law Suit

“They were debiting my bank account and causing overdrafts so I had to close the account and default on the … Read more

FAMIS: A Success Story That’s in Jeopardy

FAMIS, the public health insurance program for low-income families, along with Medicaid, has helped reduce the number of uninsured children … Read more

Please Go Out and Vote Today!

November 4.  Election Day in America. Have you gone to the polls yet to cast your vote?  Today is the … Read more

Another Successful Statewide Legal Aid Conference!

The staff at VPLC just returned from the Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference in Portsmouth.  The conference, organized by VPLC’s … Read more

Williams: A New Children’s Hospital Must be Accessible to All

By Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Here is yet another where-to-build-it debate that will speak to our region’s values. And … Read more

Celebrating Richmond’s Hunger-Free Schools

Last week, VPLC was honored to be a part of an event to celebrate hunger-free schools in Richmond.  Through the … Read more