If you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

  • Contact the Department of Human Services Community Assistance Bureau (CAB) at 703-228-1300 for help if you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • In case of shelter need during non-business hours, households should call 703-228-1010 for assistance.
  • CrisisLink gives vital support to those facing life crises, trauma and suicide, and provides information, education and links to community resources to empower people to help themselves
  • The Community Assistance Bureau’s Clinical Coordination Program helps Arlington residents find shelter, emergency food and other vital DHS and community services. Referrals can be made to all Arlington County shelters.


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Economic Independence Division 2100 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204 703-228-1350 703-228-1788 TTY dhs@arlingtonva.us


Manage Your Benefits Online!

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.

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Popular Forms

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.

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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.

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