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The Department of Human Services Community Assistance Bureau (CAB) is the first call to make for help if you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We help Arlington residents find shelter, emergency food, housing and other vital services. Referrals can be made to all Arlington County shelters.
Contact: Homeless Services Coordinator: Barbara Fisher, Homeless Services Liaison – Project Extra Step, 703-228-2585
Arlington’s network of community homeless services relies on financial contributions, donations of food, clothing, and other items, and community volunteers. For more information on how you can help, visit Volunteer Arlington.
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Economic Independence Division2100 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204
You can check your eligibility, apply for public assistance programs, and manage your account online through Virginia CommonHelp. Click here to learn what documentation and information you will need when you apply.
These are common forms and documents used within the Clinical Coordination Program (CCP) Centralized Access System (CAS) for access to housing programs and other resources.
Public assistance fraud occurs when a person knowingly makes false statements, withholds information or fails to report information necessary to determine eligibility or benefits. Learn more about fraud and how to report it.