Update from VPLC’s Housing Advocacy Team: Support Tenants’ Rights During 2021 Session

2021 legislative session starts today. Join us in supporting policies that improve rights and opportunities for tenants. Dear fellow housing advocates, It’s the first day of the 2021 legislative session, and we’re excited to continue our advocacy to defend, preserve, and enhance opportunities for low-income Virginians! We hope you will join us this session in support […]

Eviction Spotlight: Vietnam War vet faces eviction over PTSD-triggered confrontation with property manager

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. Mr. Bell,* a longtime resident of Richmond, is a resourceful Vietnam war veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other ailments from his service in combat. […]

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 […]

Eviction Spotlight: Landlord illegally hauls woman’s mobile home into a vacant field on Easter weekend

We often hear that tenants are the problem when it comes to evictions and that landlord harassment only comes from a few “bad apples,” but 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. Delmy* owns her mobile home […]

Eviction Spotlight: Disabled Vietnam veteran faces eviction after Social Security check arrives late

We often hear that tenants are the problem when it comes to evictions and that landlord harassment only comes from a few “bad apples,” but 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. Paul* is a disabled Vietnam […]

Eviction Spotlight: Getting evicted for criminal history related to untreated disabilities

We often hear that tenants are the problem when it comes to evictions and that landlord harassment only comes from a few “bad apples,” but 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. Linda* lives in apartments along […]

Eviction Spotlight: Being forced out after filing a Tenant’s Assertion based on unlivable conditions

We often hear that tenants are the problem when it comes to evictions and that landlord harassment only comes from a few “bad apples,” but 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. Tara*, a section 8 voucher […]

Eviction Spotlight: Chesterfield mother of three faces writ of possession executed against judgment

We often hear that tenants are the problem when it comes to evictions and that landlord harassment only comes from a few “bad apples,” but 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. Laura’s* most recent Unlawful Detainer […]

Eviction Spotlight: Getting evicted after reporting sexual assault

We often hear that tenants are the problem when it comes to evictions and that landlord harassment only comes from a few “bad apples,” but 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. Mary*, a 70-year-old woman renting […]

Eviction Spotlight: Getting evicted after going to the press

We often hear that tenants are the problem when it comes to evictions and that landlord harassment only comes from a few “bad apples,” but 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. Darrin Perry, a single father […]

Eviction Spotlight: Virginia passed legislation this year to reduce evictions, but the problem is far from solved.

We often hear that tenants are the problem when it comes to evictions and that landlord harassment only comes from a few “bad apples,” but 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. In Wise County, a mother […]

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