Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) is committed to leading and coordinating efforts to seek justice in civil legal matters for lower income Virginians.
Legislative Advocacy

Crossover Report

This past week was crossover at the Virginia General Assembly meaning that the House of Delegates will now consider Senate … 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

Healthcare For All Virginians 2017 Platform

Healthcare For All Virginians 2017 Platform

HEALTHCARE FOR ALL VIRGINIANS 2017 PLATFORM VPLC is part of the Healthcare for All Virginians coalition and below is the … 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

2017 Child Welfare and Family Law Bills

2017 Child Welfare and Family Law Bills

This session, the main priority is a pair of bills, HB1786, and SB1086, relating to substance-exposed newborns. The bills modify … Read more

VPLC supports HB 1851 as a bill that supports victim safety and holds offenders accountable for their crimes.

VPLC supports HB 1851 as a bill that supports victim safety and holds offenders accountable for their crimes.

VPLC Supports HB 1851 as Closing a Loophole Available to 1st Offense Domestic Violence Abusers Who Have Benefited from Deferred … Read more

What We Have Learned About “Line of Credit Loans” from Our Hotline Callers

Here are the lessons we’ve learned directly from borrowers’ experiences with open-end, “line of credit” loans.

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 Borrowers get caught
Faces of Virginia's Coverage Gap

Faces of Virginia’s Coverage Gap

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See the faces and read the stories of everyday Virginians’ struggle with healthcare access under our current system without

Below the Poverty Line

This year, multiple legislators have introduced bills designed to increase TANF benefits; and for good reason.  TANF, which provides cash-assistance … Read more

Stop Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Virginians

Stop Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Virginians

Financial exploitation is the illegal or improper use of someone else’s money or belongings … Read more