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.
2015 Legislative Session

2015 Legislative Session

The Virginia General Assembly begins on Wednesday, January 14.  At VPLC, we dedicate a part of our work to “advocacy” … Read more

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

Latest News & Blog

Virginia Panel Quickly Kills Proposal to Limit High-Rate Loans

By Dave Ress, Daily Press

It took less than five minutes for a House of Delegates committee to kill a bill … Read more

In Session: Week Two of the General Assembly

We just wrapped up week two of the General Assembly Session and we want to let you know what issues … Read more

In Session: “Deflategate” & Virginia’s Payday and Car Title Lenders

By now most of us have heard about “deflategate”-the discovery that the New England Patriots deflated the footballs in the … Read more

In Session: Long-term Enhancements for Temporary Assistance are Overdue

This morning, the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services will consider two bills to improve Virginia’s Temporary Assistance for … Read more

In Session: VPLC at the General Assembly

And we’re off …

The General Assembly is in session, and our advocates are analyzing bills to make sure the … Read more

Transparency Virginia

VPLC recently joined TV.  Not television, but Transparency Virginia.  TV is a coalition that seeks to bring the people’s business closer … Read more

Payday Lenders are Using the Internet to Evade State Law

By Hunter Stuart, Huffingtonpost.com

Borrowing from any payday lender can be a risky endeavor. Borrowing from one online can be … Read more

Affordable Care Act Health Enrollment in Virginia ‘on track’

By Prue Salasky, Daily Press

The government released the first state-by-state numbers for health-insurance enrollment through the federally run state … Read more

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