Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) and Central Virginia Legal Aid (CVLAS) Successfully Working Against Housing Discrimination The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing throughout the United States on the basis of disability. One important facet of this protection against discrimination is that the Fair Housing Act can require a landlord to make […]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 is another big threat out there and this time it’s Bills in the U.S. Congress, including one sponsored by own Senator Warner. H.R. 3299 and S. 1642 are Bills in both Houses of Congress that […]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 sexual violence victims. This year is no exception. As we approach Crossover (the point at which each chamber—the House of Delegates and the Senate—must finish hearing its own bills), we’ve highlighted some of the bills […]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. Tell you Delegate to vote NO to keep the internet loansharks out. HB 1248 will allow internet lenders with no locations in Virginia to get a license under the Virginia Consumer Finance Act. This […]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 the court, sometimes a relative is approved to become the foster parent of the child. After the child has been placed in this relative foster home, in some circumstances—if the court determines that the child […]