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.
Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 22-24

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

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


On October 12, we closed out our second annual SNAP Challenge.  Participants tweeted, shared photos, and raised awareness of hunger … Read more

What You Should Know About Protective Orders in Virginia

* If you are a victim of domestic or sexual violence, please call the Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault … Read more

Study Finds Online Lenders are Often ‘Fraudulent and Abusive’

The Pew Charitable Trust released a new report, Fraud and Abuse Online: Harmful Practices in Internet Payday Lending yesterday.

Nothing in this … Read more

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