Eviction Spotlight: Senior woman faces eviction from landlord over missing rent from housing authority

At VPLC, we witness many landlords taking advantage of low-income Virginians through our Eviction Legal Helpline. The Eviction Spotlight series seeks to shed light on these stories. Ms. White* is an African American senior citizen living on her own in a home she can afford because she has a Section 8 voucher. The home is […]

Aging and fraud: how to fend off scammers as we grow older

As we age, we become more vulnerable to scammers. According to a report by NPR, as few as one in 44 cases of financial scams are ever reported, and older people lose anywhere from $2.9 billion to $36 billion each year from financial exploitation. It’s a scary prospect, knowing that many adults with no cognitive […]

After 10 long years, a LA VIDA client finally receives her green card

Alicia* was getting ready to have nursing school graduation pictures taken when she got a call from VPLC.  “Don’t make me cry!” she squealed with delight.  After waiting 10 long years, she’d been granted her green card, or Lawful Permanent Resident status. Alicia and her mother came to VPLC in 2011, when she was just […]

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