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
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

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

Facts Not Funds

Facts Not Funds

As you are aware, Virginia Poverty Law Center lobbies members of Virginia General Assembly on behalf of low-income Virginians.  We … Read more

Virginians Should Insist On Fairness In Rent To Own Real Estate Transactions

Virginians Should Insist On Fairness In Rent To Own Real Estate Transactions

In recent years, some real estate entrepreneurs have begun marketing homes under so-called “rent-to-own” deals.  While the notion of renting-to-own … Read more

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