Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) is committed to leading and coordinating efforts to seek justice in civil legal matters for lower income Virginians.
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

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

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

$15 Million Settlement in a "Tribe for Hire" Scam!

$15 Million Settlement in a “Tribe for Hire” Scam!

Virginia Poverty Law Center filed a class action lawsuit almost 3 years ago after a man called our hotline about … Read more

Child & Family 2017 GA Update

Child & Family 2017 GA Update

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VPLC has been working on two bills, HB1786 and SB1086, which relate to substance-exposed newborns. The bills modify Virginia Code
Support Bills That Will Help Keep Vulnerable Children In School

Support Bills That Will Help Keep Vulnerable Children In School

Long-term suspensions are harmful to children.  Students excluded from school are more likely to experience academic and social deficits, drop … 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

SUPPORT HB 1945

SUPPORT HB 1945

 PROTECT VIRGINIA’S ADULTS FROM FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION  SUPPORT HB 1945 (Peace)  

The Problem: In the fiscal year 2015 alone, Virginia’s … 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

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
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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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

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

What are Car title Lenders Afraid of?

What are Car title Lenders Afraid of?

  Facts.

 

Car title lenders are deathly afraid of anyone looking closely at what they are doing.  That’s why … Read more

$15 Million Settlement in a "Tribe for Hire" Scam!

$15 Million Settlement in a “Tribe for Hire” Scam!

Virginia Poverty Law Center filed a class action lawsuit almost 3 years ago after a man called our hotline about … Read more

Child & Family 2017 GA Update

Child & Family 2017 GA Update

Read more

VPLC has been working on two bills, HB1786 and SB1086, which relate to substance-exposed newborns. The bills modify Virginia Code

Action Needed – Oppose HB2213 -PLEASE CALL TODAY!

There are several very disturbing bills pending at the General Assembly that would limit/cut TANF and SNAP (food stamps) benefits.… Read more