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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If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness or is at risk of experiencing homelessness, please visit the Homeless Services main page.
Arlington County has a core network of interconnected programs and services (called a Continuum of Care, or CoC) to assist people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness. To find out more, visit Arlington County Efforts to Address Homelessness.
Learn more about our CoC Governance here.
More resources for providers can be found here.
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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.