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Thank you Boleman Law Firm

Thank you Boleman Law Firm

We are honored that the Boleman Law Firm, PC is partnering with us as our 40th Anniversary presenting sponsor. The Boleman Law … Read more

Register for the 2018 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference

Register for the 2018 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference

We are inviting you this year to the lively city of Norfolk, Virginia for the 2018 Annual Statewide Legal Aid … Read more

Payday lending by any other name still stinks

Payday lending by any other name still stinks

“A rose by another name would smell as sweet.” (Romeo and Juliet). Or in the case of predatory lending:  Payday … Read more

Family Reunification Month: VPLC works on policies to keep families together

Family Reunification Month: VPLC works on policies to keep families together

Following on the heels of National Foster Care Month, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has declared June to be Family Reunification … Read more

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