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Announcing VPLC's New Senior Legal Helpline!

Announcing VPLC’s New Senior Legal Helpline!

The Virginia Poverty Law Center is pleased to announce our new Statewide Senior Legal Helpline.  The helpline is made possible … Read more

Virginia Legal Aid Programs Kick Off Expanded Services to Victims of Crime

Virginia Legal Aid Programs Kick Off Expanded Services to Victims of Crime

On June 13th, new and experienced legal aid staff members funded by grants from the federal Victims of Crime Act … Read more

HAV Statement on passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

HAV Statement on passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

The American Health Care Act adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives would have a devastating impact on Virginians if … Read more

New VPLC Study Released: The Myth of Virginia's Rate Utopia

New VPLC Study Released: The Myth of Virginia’s Rate Utopia

 Report Release

Today VPLC’s Affordable Clean Energy Project released its first report “The Myth of Virginia’s Rate Utopia: A Comparison … Read more

Combining Efforts Can Be a Win for Tenants Across the Country

Combining Efforts Can Be a Win for Tenants Across the Country

Inaccuracies in records and discriminatory renting practices that haunt tenants for years might be meeting their match from a joint… Read more
Kristi Kelly and Len Bennett Donate Their Time and Fees to Support Legal Aid in Virginia

Kristi Kelly and Len Bennett Donate Their Time and Fees to Support Legal Aid in Virginia

Virginia legal aid programs are lucky to have private lawyers who donate their time, talent, and resources to help us … Read more

The Bad "Welfare Bills" Bills Are Dead

The Bad “Welfare Bills” Bills Are Dead

 Public Benefits Legislative Update

               This year, the leadership of the House of Delegates unleashed a series of attacks … Read more

Healthcare For All Virginians 2017 Platform

Healthcare For All Virginians 2017 Platform

HEALTHCARE FOR ALL VIRGINIANS 2017 PLATFORM VPLC is part of the Healthcare for All Virginians coalition and below is the … 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

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
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Announcing VPLC's New Senior Legal Helpline!

Announcing VPLC’s New Senior Legal Helpline!

The Virginia Poverty Law Center is pleased to announce our new Statewide Senior Legal Helpline.  The helpline is made possible … Read more

Virginia Legal Aid Programs Kick Off Expanded Services to Victims of Crime

Virginia Legal Aid Programs Kick Off Expanded Services to Victims of Crime

On June 13th, new and experienced legal aid staff members funded by grants from the federal Victims of Crime Act … Read more

HAV Statement on passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

HAV Statement on passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

The American Health Care Act adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives would have a devastating impact on Virginians if … Read more

VPLC's Kathy Pryor received the Darrel Tiller Mason Excellence in Advocacy Award

VPLC’s Kathy Pryor received the Darrel Tiller Mason Excellence in Advocacy Award

 

VPLC’s own Kathy Pryorreceived the disAbility Law Center’s highest award at their Liberty and Justice for ALL Annual Gala. … Read more

New VPLC Study Released: The Myth of Virginia's Rate Utopia

New VPLC Study Released: The Myth of Virginia’s Rate Utopia

 Report Release

Today VPLC’s Affordable Clean Energy Project released its first report “The Myth of Virginia’s Rate Utopia: A Comparison … Read more

Combining Efforts Can Be a Win for Tenants Across the Country

Combining Efforts Can Be a Win for Tenants Across the Country

Inaccuracies in records and discriminatory renting practices that haunt tenants for years might be meeting their match from a joint… Read more
Electric Rate and Review Freeze - Not Such a Clearly Positive Picture

Electric Rate and Review Freeze – Not Such a Clearly Positive Picture

Dominion’s recent OpEd, “Why Dominion’s electric rate freeze in Virginia is good for residents” doesn’t provide a full picture of … Read more

Location is Everything - Rental Housing Discrimination as a barrier to Economic Mobility

Location is Everything – Rental Housing Discrimination as a barrier to Economic Mobility

An important focus of VPLC’s housing work is on education, litigation and policy advocacy to reduce historical patterns of residential … Read more

Virginians Need Medicaid Expansion

Jill Hanken, VPLC’s Director of Healthy Communities, letter to the editor was featured as the Correspondent of the Day, Tuesday, … Read more

Kristi Kelly and Len Bennett Donate Their Time and Fees to Support Legal Aid in Virginia

Kristi Kelly and Len Bennett Donate Their Time and Fees to Support Legal Aid in Virginia

Virginia legal aid programs are lucky to have private lawyers who donate their time, talent, and resources to help us … Read more

You're Invited!

You’re Invited!

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End the Refund and Review Freeze

End the Refund and Review Freeze

VPLC is joining with a bipartisan group of legislators asking Governor McAuliffe to overturn 2015 legislation that is harming Virginia’s … Read more

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: What is it and Why does it matter?

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: What is it and Why does it matter?

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: WHAT IS IT AND WHY DOES IT MATTER? By Ben Greenberg, Affordable Clean Energy Project The Virginia Poverty… Read more

Crossover Report

This past week was crossover at the Virginia General Assembly meaning that the House of Delegates will now consider Senate … Read more

Enroll Virginia – Affordable Care Act Update

Enroll Virginia – Affordable Care Act Update

Enroll Virginia – Affordable Care Act Update

The open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace ended on January 31st, and millions … Read more