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Why is Congress trying to gut laws passed to deal with Wall Street abuses?

Why is Congress trying to gut laws passed to deal with Wall Street abuses?

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the so-called CHOICE Act, which would essentially undo all the … Read more

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

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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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

$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

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

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

VPLC Opposes HB 2213

VPLC Opposes HB 2213

VPLC Opposes HB 2213 Because It Would Hurt The Poorest Virginia Families’ Opportunities To Become Self-Sufficient And Independent.

 

Currently, the … Read more

Line of Credit lenders are out of control and need some reasonable limits

Delegate David Yancey has tried for years to put some reasonable limits on the odious practices of former payday lenders … Read more