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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

Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps – VISTA Member Position

 VISTA Position Available The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), in partnership with Hunger Free America, has an opening for… 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

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

HB1692: Hurts Unrepresented Parties in Family Law Cases

 HB1692 (Collins) would make family law litigation more difficult for those without an attorney

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Simply put, there are not
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

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

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.

 866-855-4501… Read more

 Borrowers get caught
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
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

VPLC wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2017… Read more

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

Thank you to Our Giving Tuesday Donors! AmazonSmile is still a great way to give.

Thank you to Our Giving Tuesday Donors! AmazonSmile is still a great way to give.

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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