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Inclusionary Zoning: An Important Avenue to More Affordable Housing

In 2017, Virginia had enough affordable housing units for only 54 of every 100 low-income families,  according to the National … Read more

Len Bennett is the Consumer Attorney of the Year

Len Bennett is the Consumer Attorney of the Year

Leonard Bennett received the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) 2017 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award in November.  NACA … Read more

Is the "Refund Freeze" going to thaw?

Is the “Refund Freeze” going to thaw?

After two years of defending rate freeze, Dominion says it’s ‘time to transition away’ from the controversial 2015 law  So, … Read more

Banks need to respect their customers’ right to control their own account

Gilliam v. BB&T… Read more

We are filing this lawsuit with the law firm of Kelly and Crandall to force BB&T and
First RAM Clinic to Southside VA Sponsored by Healthcare Navigator

First RAM Clinic to Southside VA Sponsored by Healthcare Navigator

VPLC Healthcare Navigator team joins effort to bring healthcare clinic to Southside Virginia

Elise Brown, a healthcare navigator in Emporia, … 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

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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