Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) is committed to leading and coordinating efforts to seek justice in civil legal matters for lower income Virginians.
Economic Justice
Worried about identity theft?  Proposed new law in Virginia may help.

Worried about identity theft? Proposed new law in Virginia may help.

     You may recall the massive Equifax data breach that compromised the personal information of 145 million Americans in … 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

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
A message from Virginia to internet lenders that prey on our residents:

A message from Virginia to internet lenders that prey on our residents:

 

 

The Virginia Poverty Law Center has teamed up with the law firms of Kelly and Crandall and Consumer … Read more

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

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
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

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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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

$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

SUPPORT HB 1945

SUPPORT HB 1945

 PROTECT VIRGINIA’S ADULTS FROM FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION  SUPPORT HB 1945 (Peace)  

The Problem: In the fiscal year 2015 alone, Virginia’s … Read more

Contracts for Military Members

Contracts for Military Members

Like everyone else, members of the armed services sign up for gym memberships, internet services, and security systems. 

What happens … Read more

Vote Yes on SB 1038

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Vote Yes on SB 1125

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