Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) is committed to leading and coordinating efforts to seek justice in civil legal matters for lower income Virginians.
VPLC supports HB 1851 as a bill that supports victim safety and holds offenders accountable for their crimes.

VPLC supports HB 1851 as a bill that supports victim safety and holds offenders accountable for their crimes.

VPLC Supports HB 1851 as Closing a Loophole Available to 1st Offense Domestic Violence Abusers Who Have Benefited from Deferred … Read more

VPLC supports HB 1344 to make it easier on children presenting evidence in court

VPLC supports HB 1344 to make it easier on children presenting evidence in court

Sometimes it can be very difficult for children to testify in court.  For example, a child was willing to testify … Read more

Equal Access to Justice Requires Consistent Standards about Court Fees

Equal Access to Justice Requires Consistent Standards about Court Fees

Recognizing that low-income people cannot access justice if they are required to pay for it, Virginia law provides these people … Read more

For Many, an Issue of Life or Death

For Many, an Issue of Life or Death

 ”This is a fight we must win”

said VPLC Health Law Attorney Jill Hanken at a rally on Sunday, January 15th at the state Capitol … Read more

2017 VPLC Legislative Agenda

2017 VPLC Legislative Agenda

Hot off the Press and ready to view!  We invite you to look at the 2017 VPLC Legislative Agenda to see… Read more
VPLC New Staff Announced - Strong Advocates Joining the Team to Fight for Low-income Virginians

VPLC New Staff Announced – Strong Advocates Joining the Team to Fight for Low-income Virginians

The Virginia Poverty Law Center is pleased to welcome new staff members: Eric Dunn, Valerie L’Herrou, and Regenea Hurte, Natasha … Read more

Add your name to push for Clean Affordable and Efficient Energy for All!

Add your name to push for Clean Affordable and Efficient Energy for All!

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Join the thousands of people who have come together with us to as for affordable, clean energy to be
Faces of Virginia's Coverage Gap

Faces of Virginia’s Coverage Gap

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See the faces and read the stories of everyday Virginians’ struggle with healthcare access under our current system without
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Like everyone else, members of the armed services sign up for gym memberships, internet services, and security systems. 

What happens … Read more

2017 Child Welfare and Family Law Bills

2017 Child Welfare and Family Law Bills

This session, the main priority is a pair of bills, HB1786, and SB1086, relating to substance-exposed newborns. The bills modify … Read more

VPLC supports HB 1851 as a bill that supports victim safety and holds offenders accountable for their crimes.

VPLC supports HB 1851 as a bill that supports victim safety and holds offenders accountable for their crimes.

VPLC Supports HB 1851 as Closing a Loophole Available to 1st Offense Domestic Violence Abusers Who Have Benefited from Deferred … Read more

VPLC supports HB 1344 to make it easier on children presenting evidence in court

VPLC supports HB 1344 to make it easier on children presenting evidence in court

Sometimes it can be very difficult for children to testify in court.  For example, a child was willing to testify … Read more

VPLC Opposes SB 861 Because It May Have a Chilling Effect on PPO Petitioners Seeking Protection Against an Act of Violence, Force or Threat

VPLC Opposes SB 861 Because It May Have a Chilling Effect on PPO Petitioners Seeking Protection Against an Act of Violence, Force or Threat

 

 

 

Preliminary Protective Orders (PPOs) are emergency orders designed to protect the “health and safety of the petitioner … Read more

Equal Access to Justice Requires Consistent Standards about Court Fees

Equal Access to Justice Requires Consistent Standards about Court Fees

Recognizing that low-income people cannot access justice if they are required to pay for it, Virginia law provides these people … Read more

Adding Internet Lending to Virginia's Consumer Finance Act - SB 1126 & HB 1443

Adding Internet Lending to Virginia’s Consumer Finance Act – SB 1126 & HB 1443

   SB 1126 and HB 1443 simply clarify existing Consumer Finance Act applies to loans made over the Internet to Virginians… Read more

For Many, an Issue of Life or Death

For Many, an Issue of Life or Death

 ”This is a fight we must win”

said VPLC Health Law Attorney Jill Hanken at a rally on Sunday, January 15th at the state Capitol … Read more

Here is what we have learned about internet loans from callers to our predatory loan hotline

Here is what we have learned about internet loans from callers to our predatory loan hotline  866-855-4501

 

The interest … Read more

What We Have Learned About “Line of Credit Loans” from Our Hotline Callers

Here are the lessons we’ve learned directly from borrowers’ experiences with open-end, “line of credit” loans.

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 Borrowers get caught

Real Borrowers Should be at the Center of the CFPB Rule

Both the Virginia Partnership to Encourage Responsible Lending (VaPERL)  and the Virginia Poverty Law Center(VPLC)  submitted comments this fall on … Read more

VPLC New Staff Announced - Strong Advocates Joining the Team to Fight for Low-income Virginians

VPLC New Staff Announced – Strong Advocates Joining the Team to Fight for Low-income Virginians

The Virginia Poverty Law Center is pleased to welcome new staff members: Eric Dunn, Valerie L’Herrou, and Regenea Hurte, Natasha … Read more

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins November 1st!

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins November 1st!

 

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace starts November 1, 2016. However, some consumers may still qualify for a … Read more

VPLC's Susheela Varky Gives Bold and Vulnerable Interview to Richmond Justice

VPLC’s Susheela Varky Gives Bold and Vulnerable Interview to Richmond Justice

We’re honored that this month the Richmond Justice project chose to highlight VPLC Staff Attorney Susheela Varky. Her personal story, … Read more

VPLC Joins the Fray Over Energy Costs and Energy Efficiency; Join in with us!

VPLC Joins the Fray Over Energy Costs and Energy Efficiency; Join in with us!

 

Last week the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), responding to a legislative mandate from the 2016 session of the … Read more