We are a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting responsible lending products and discouraging predatory lending in Virginia. We are particularly concerned about payday lending, car title lending, and predatory mortgage lending practices because of their pronounced negative effects on Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens. We are working to assure legislatively mandated reform in the 2007 Virginia General Assembly and beyond.

Members from organizations around the state include:


AARP Virginiastatement of support

AFL-CIO of Virginia

Better Business Bureaus of Virginia


Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation

Greene Alliance of Church and Community Efforts (GRACE) – statement of support

Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Legal Aid Justice Center

The Metropolitan Business League

Monticello Area Community Action Agency

NAACP Virginia State Conferencestatement of support

New River Community Action

Peninsula Community Development Corporation

People Incorporated of Southwest Virginia

Piedmont Housing Alliance

Residential Construction Workers Association (ASTRACOR)

Social Action Linking Together

Tidewater Sowers of Justice – statement of support (.pdf)

Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Virginia Citizens Consumer Council

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

Virginia Muslim Coalition for Public Affairs

Virginia Organizing - V.O. letter (.pdf)

Virginia Poverty Law Center

Virginia Transfer & Storage

Voices for Virginia’s Childrenstatement of support

Are you part of an organization that would like to join our coalition? Add your group to our membership list.

Partner organizations working on payday lending:

The Family Foundation

Virginians Against Payday Loans