SPECIAL
INITIATIVES

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VPLC has several initiatives to help better serve communities around Virginia.

 

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Enroll Virginia is a network of community-based organizations committed to helping Virginians access high quality, affordable health coverage. Our navigators and enrollment experts are trained and certified to provide free, unbiased assistance on health insurance options available through HealthCare.gov, Medicaid, and FAMIS.

 

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Tenants in Virginia have legal rights. Visit VPLC’s Housing Advocacy site for a guide to maintaining stable housing.

 

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Virginia Hunger Solutions covers VPLC’s work on Hunger issues, including SNAP information and outreach, the Community Eligibility Provision providing school meals to more children, and the Breakfast in the Classroom initiative, along with food desert and nutrition issues.

 

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Affordable Clean Energy Project (ACE Project) is a program of VPLC that works to insert and amplify the voice of lower income Virginians into the decisions being made around energy costs, and cost-savings and energy efficiency initiatives. Low income households pay in some cases three times as much for energy as a proportion of their income as higher income households. This project aims to enhance the thought and actions to reduce that disparity and help lower income rate-payers to get the most affordable and cleanest energy possible in a collaborative way.

 

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The Virginia Partnership to Encourage Responsible Lending (VaPERL) website contains a wealth of information on predatory lending, news, fact sheets and stories from victims of payday and car title loans.

 

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A guide for youth in foster care and will help navigate through some of the most commonly asked questions about what to expect while in foster care in Virginia.