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$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

VPLC's Susheela Varky Gives Bold and Vulnerable Interview to Richmond Justice

VPLC’s Susheela Varky Gives Bold and Vulnerable Interview to Richmond Justice

We’re honored that this month the Richmond Justice project chose to highlight VPLC Staff Attorney Susheela Varky. Her personal story, … Read more

New Hunger Report Shows Hunger Still a Problem; Should Spark Actions

Post-recession America still has a somewhat hidden problem- hunger. Hunger is not always evident in communities or nationwide, but the … Read more

Add your name to push for Clean Affordable and Efficient Energy for All!

Add your name to push for Clean Affordable and Efficient Energy for All!

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Join the thousands of people who have come together with us to as for affordable, clean energy to be

Jack of All Trades, Master of Justice

A legend in the legal community is retiring.  The Virginia Poverty Law Center and many other organizations working for justice … Read more

Virginia Hunger Solutions Debuts School Breakfast Report with First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe

Virginia Hunger Solutions Debuts School Breakfast Report with First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe

 

Virginia Hunger Solutions (VHS), a project of the Virginia Poverty Law Center in conjunction with the Food Research & … Read more

Nearly 421,900 Virginians purchased coverage; Praise Given to VPLC/ENROLL! Virginia

Nearly 421,900 Virginians purchased coverage; Praise Given to VPLC/ENROLL! Virginia

A big “THANK YOU!” goes to Governor McAuliffe and Secretary Hazel. Their leadership and support of efforts to increase access … Read more

VPLC Applauds Historic Gun Agreement that Protects Some Domestic Violence Victims

VPLC Applauds Historic Gun Agreement that Protects Some Domestic Violence Victims

Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) applauds the historic agreement between Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican and Democratic leaders to, among … Read more

2016 Legislative Agenda

2016 Legislative Agenda

Hot off the Press and ready to view! We invite you to look at the 2016 VPLC Legislative Agenda to see… Read more

CFPB imposes $8 million penalty on a company sued by VPLC last year

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action this week against nationwide subprime credit reporting agency Clarity Services, Inc for … Read more

Dodd-Frank is only 5 years old—why are the big banks trying to kill it?

What is Dodd-Frank?  It is the financial reform law that passed Congress 5 years ago.  What are the big banks … Read more

What can you do about substandard care in a nursing home?

Richmond Nursing Home might close, but what happens to the patients?

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What can you do about substandard care in

Welcome to Shark Week 2015

Loansharks inflict economic violence on borrowers.

 

“We may think of violence as physical harm. But violence is defined as … Read more

Car Title Loans in Virginia = Disaster

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) just released the 2014 statistics on car title loans in Virginia and there is good … Read more

The Stress of Student Debt

Do you think there is a student loan debt crisis in the U.S.?  No?  What if we told you that … Read more