Human Services

Economic Independence Services


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CommonHelp is the central, easy way to apply for and get help with assistance in Arlington and throughout Virginia. Use this quick and easy tool to see if you might qualify for help with food, child care, energy, medical and cash assistance. Click here to get started!

Arlington Employment Center 

We connect local businesses with Arlington residents looking for meaningful employment. For job seekers, the Center is the County's One-Stop for Internet access and tools to facilitate job searching. We also offer career planning and employment counseling, workshops, job search and job placement.

Crisis Assistance Services

Assistance may be provided in areas such as obtaining shelter, emergency food, clothing, and payment of rent and utility bills. Crisis assistance services help eligible households achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency by acting as the primary access point for crisis assistance.

Community Outreach Program
The Community Outreach Program seeks to promote self-sufficiency and community belonging for new immigrants and low income residents by providing multicultural neighborhood-based educational programs and services.

Housing Grants
Rental subsidy program for elderly, disabled, and working families with children.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Rent assistance program through Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Formerly called Section 8.
Real Estate Tax Relief
Eligible elderly and disabled homeowners may be deferred or exempted from paying real estate taxes.

Volunteer Arlington
Promotes volunteerism and maintains a listing of volunteer opportunities in the community. Non-profit agencies that list their volunteer opportunities here have access to thousands of volunteers who have registered with Volunteer Arlington to hear about volunteer opportunities.

Last Modified: April 10, 2014
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611