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National Foster Care Month: Focus on Kinship Care

National Foster Care Month: Focus on Kinship Care

Occasionally, parents find themselves unable to take care of their children–often temporarily– while they cope with problems with health, employment, … Read more

Successfully Working Against Housing Discrimination

Successfully Working Against Housing Discrimination

Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) and Central Virginia Legal Aid (CVLAS) Successfully Working Against Housing Discrimination

The federal Fair Housing … Read more

Working to Improve Laws for Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims

Working to Improve Laws for Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims

Every year at the Virginia General Assembly, VPLC supports, opposes and/or works to amend legislative initiatives that affect domestic and … Read more

Tell your lawmaker: Don’t feed the internet sharks

Tell your lawmaker: Don’t feed the internet sharks

If Congress and President Trump won’t do their jobs, Virginia must.

SB 624 and SB 625 will update Virginia law … Read more

Automatic Driver’s License Suspension for Failure to Pay Court Costs is Not Equal Justice

Automatic Driver’s License Suspension for Failure to Pay Court Costs is Not Equal Justice

600,000 Virginians have lost their drivers licenses simply because they are too poor to pay their court fines and costs.  … Read more

Help for Virginians victimized by student loan servicers

Help for Virginians victimized by student loan servicers

Imagine paying $700 a month for 14 years on a student loan, only to watch its balance continue to rise.  … Read more

VPLC's 2018 General Assembly Session Legislative Priorities.

VPLC’s 2018 General Assembly Session Legislative Priorities.

The 2018 General Assembly Session began Wednesday, January 10th, at 12 pm.

You may recall VPLC reorganized last year into … Read more

Access to health coverage matters!

Access to health coverage matters!

When people have access to health coverage and can take care of their medical needs, they are more likely to … Read more

Your Mother’s Nursing Home Not Treating Her Right?  Who Do You Call?

Your Mother’s Nursing Home Not Treating Her Right? Who Do You Call?

Apparently, the federal government is going to do even less than they already do when it comes to making sure … Read more

Anti-Lunch Shaming Bill

Anti-Lunch Shaming Bill

Across the state, around 11am, millions of students flood cafeterias ready to eat. Many have packed lunches from home. Others … 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

Student Loan Debt Is Also Contributing To Virginia's Teacher Shortage

Student Loan Debt Is Also Contributing To Virginia’s Teacher Shortage

Governor McAuliffe recently took emergency action because Virginia’s teacher shortage “is a growing crisis that we have to stop and … Read more

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National Foster Care Month: Focus on Kinship Care

National Foster Care Month: Focus on Kinship Care

Occasionally, parents find themselves unable to take care of their children–often temporarily– while they cope with problems with health, employment, … Read more

Tired of Candidates Not Tackling Real Issues like Housing? Welcome to CHACE

Tired of Candidates Not Tackling Real Issues like Housing? Welcome to CHACE

Tired of candidates discussing issues that are not really important to our day-to-day lives?

What could be more important than … Read more

Successfully Working Against Housing Discrimination

Successfully Working Against Housing Discrimination

Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) and Central Virginia Legal Aid (CVLAS) Successfully Working Against Housing Discrimination

The federal Fair Housing … Read more

Why is Congress baiting Virginia for internet loan sharks?

Why is Congress baiting Virginia for internet loan sharks?

 

Thanks to the House of Delegate voting down HB 1248, Virginia will not be baiting for loansharks. Unfortunately, there … Read more

Working to Improve Laws for Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims

Working to Improve Laws for Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims

Every year at the Virginia General Assembly, VPLC supports, opposes and/or works to amend legislative initiatives that affect domestic and … Read more

Vote NO on HB 1248--Don't Feed the Internet Loansharks

Vote NO on HB 1248–Don’t Feed the Internet Loansharks

The Online Lending Alliance–a group of internet loansharks is circling Virginia and telling your Delegate to vote for HB 1248.  … Read more

Supporting Kinship Guardian Assistance Program (KinGAP)

Supporting Kinship Guardian Assistance Program (KinGAP)

Keeping families together by helping relative foster families become legal guardians

When a child is placed in foster care by … Read more

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

Tell your lawmaker: Don’t feed the internet sharks

Tell your lawmaker: Don’t feed the internet sharks

If Congress and President Trump won’t do their jobs, Virginia must.

SB 624 and SB 625 will update Virginia law … Read more

Automatic Driver’s License Suspension for Failure to Pay Court Costs is Not Equal Justice

Automatic Driver’s License Suspension for Failure to Pay Court Costs is Not Equal Justice

600,000 Virginians have lost their drivers licenses simply because they are too poor to pay their court fines and costs.  … Read more

Help for Virginians victimized by student loan servicers

Help for Virginians victimized by student loan servicers

Imagine paying $700 a month for 14 years on a student loan, only to watch its balance continue to rise.  … Read more

VPLC's 2018 General Assembly Session Legislative Priorities.

VPLC’s 2018 General Assembly Session Legislative Priorities.

The 2018 General Assembly Session began Wednesday, January 10th, at 12 pm.

You may recall VPLC reorganized last year into … Read more

Access to health coverage matters!

Access to health coverage matters!

When people have access to health coverage and can take care of their medical needs, they are more likely to … Read more

Don’t get rid of mobile home parks—make them better!

Don’t get rid of mobile home parks—make them better!

Three hundred people in Manassas almost became homeless because of a faulty sewer system earlier this year.  Almost all of … Read more

ALL payday lenders should follow the law

ALL payday lenders should follow the law

 

“When Pauline H, then 95 years old, moved back to Virginia so her grandson could help care for her… … Read more