For over three decades, VPLC has provided leadership, support, training, public education and advocacy to address the civil legal needs of Virginia’s low-income population.
Primary geographic focus: Virginia
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: VPLC
For over three decades, VPLC has consistently adhered to one mission: to provide leadership, support, training, public education and advocacy to address the civil legal needs of Virginia’s low-income population. To fight for the poor is, unfortunately, a battle that will not disappear in the near future, but with organizations such as VPLC tirelessly working on behalf of the less fortunate, the rights and services provided to this population will continue to be protected.
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story Hunter Stuart
January 12, 2015
The newest trend in payday lending? Online lenders dodging state regulation.
Investigative Fred Schulte
Center for Public Integrity
December 9, 2015
How millions in campaign contributions help block laws to crack down on lending abuses.
Investigative Paul Kiel
December 28, 2015
A ProPublica analysis of state court filings reveals that Capital One sues its customers far more than any other bank.
News Story Dave Ress
Daily Press (Newport News, VA)
April 5, 2018
When Virginians' unpaid bills, family crises or disputes with neighbors land them in one of the state's lowest courts, almost none of them has the help of a lawyer, a study of state records found.
News Story Associated Press (AP)
April 12, 2018
Legal aid attorneys and affordable housing advocates from across Virginia have formed a coalition to try to figure out why Richmond and several other cities in the state have some of the highest eviction rates in the country.
News Story Megan Pauly
Community Idea Stations
May 18, 2018
According to EvictionLab data, Richmond, Hampton and Newport News are in the top five large cities across the country with the highest eviction rates all over 10%.
News Story Ned Oliver
May 22, 2018
The effort, dubbed the Campaign to Reduce Evictions, begins a little over a month after Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, led by sociologist and author Matthew Desmond, found that half of the 10 large U.S. cities with the highest eviction rates are in Virginia.
Audio , News Story Megan Pauly
Community Idea Stations
May 23, 2018
A big focus of the meeting was data, what’s currently available, and what still needs to be collected and analyzed. The group has obtained a decade’s worth of court files from Virginia’s Supreme Court.
News Story Adele Uphaus-Conner
Free Lance–Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
June 2, 2018
The Fredericksburg area has higher eviction rates than the national average, a new database compiled by Princeton University shows.
News Story Terrence McCoy
November 10, 2018
New research, however, is complicating that picture of eviction in America. It’s not only a matter of poverty. It’s also a matter of race.
News Story Mallory Noe-Payne
WVTF (local NPR, VA)
March 26, 2019
WVTF covers a suite of legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly to bring clarity to the eviction process and give renters a second chance.
Tenants facing eviction almost never have lawyers. Now, an attorney trawls a courthouse lobby handing out free adviceNed Oliver
May 15, 2019
Tenants facing eviction in Virginia are almost never represented by lawyers. But that’s about to change as a flood of cash begins to flow to legal aid groups around the state.
News Story , Video Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery
New York Times (NYT)
December 25, 2014
With a crackdown on payday lenders, subprime borrowers are increasingly using auto title loans, whose high interest rates can lead to repossession and financial ruin.
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