Publications & Presentations

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Legislative Outcome Reviews 2017 Legislative Review (.pdf) 2016 Legislative Review (.pdf) 2012 Legislative Review (.pdf) 2011 Legislative Review (.pdf)   Legislative Agenda 2017 Legislative Agenda 2015 VPLC Legislative Agenda (.pdf) 2013 VPLC Legislative Agenda (.pdf) 2012 VPLC Legislative Agenda (.pdf) 2011 VPLC Legislative Agenda (.pdf)   Fact Sheets Virginia’s Early Lease Termination Law for Domestic and Sexual Violence […]


Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Check back here often to stay up-to-date with VPLC and what we’re doing in our community. We’re always thinking of new ways to engage those around us and get you involved. See below for upcoming events and also a calendar of events to help give you the big picture of what’s going on here at […]


Friday, March 9th, 2012

From time to time, VPLC attorneys and staff rely on volunteers and interns for help with trainings and at specific times during the year (for example, during the General Assembly session from January to March). Please contact Dana Wiggins at for more information on volunteering or interning at VPLC.

NBC12 Investigates: Mortgage Mix-Up

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

By Rachel DePompa, WWBT NBC12 The great recession is hitting home for Claireather Mason. Her mortgage company may be trying to take it. “This is the only home I’ve ever known. I’ve raised my children here,” she said. The long time Petersburg resident says her troubles with her lender started last June. She paid her […]

Several Measures Aim to Help Struggling Virginians

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

By Kathy Adams, The Virginian-Pilot From outlawing fraudulent home foreclosures to protecting college students’ credit ratings, a handful of bills before the General Assembly look to ease the burden on Virginians who are struggling financially and to protect them from being cheated. Although only a few consumer protection bills have progressed this session – during […]

Medicaid Funding is “Pitiful”

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

By Jill Hanken, Virginia Poverty Law Center While I agree with much of the article’s description of Virginia’s self-imposed fiscal dilemma (“The Big Pickle,” Jan. 18), I must take issue with the characterization of state funding needed to pay for “a horde of new Medicaid recipients because of the new federal health-care law.” That law […]

Poverty Lawyer Chips Away at Health Care Access Issues

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

By Dawn Chase, Virginia Poverty Law Center As the Virginia Poverty Law Center was packing to move to new quarters last month, attorney Jill Hanken sifted through papers she amassed during almost thirty years of civil legal aid work. Occasionally, she would pause. “I remember this case,” she’d exclaim, leafing through a file nostalgically before tossing it into the shredding pile. For […]

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