Housing and Human Services (HHS) works to build a stronger and healthier community through a range of comprehensive services that address the needs of city residents and facilitate community development.
HHS provides an assortment of housing and human services to help build better lives for City residents and their families. Some services include short-term case management, resource and referral, senior services, landlord and tenant complaints, housing search assistance and fair housing investigation.
Note: The City of Falls Church contracts with the Fairfax County Health Department for services like public education on preventing and protecting against mosquitoes and ticks. City residents are welcome to contact the Fairfax County Health Department with questions and information.
Mosquitoes Prevention Mosquito season is here and those pesky bloodsuckers are not just a nuisance, they can also transmit viruses such as West Nile, Chikungunya, and Zika. Now is the perfect time to eliminate potential breeding sites in and around your yard where mosquitoes like to lay their eggs. Prevent mosquitoes around your home and neighborhood and protect yourself from their bites by taking the preventative steps during the spring, summer, and fall.
Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention
Preventing tick bites is the best way to prevent tick-borne diseases, like Lyme disease. It is important to be extra vigilant during the warm months when ticks are most active and people spend more time outdoors. Lyme disease is spread through the bite of an infected black-legged tick. Only the black-legged tick, or deer tick, transmits the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. The Fairfax County Health Department provides a free tick identification service.
City of Falls Church residents may request a reduction for the dental clinic cost. To apply for the program a "Request for Fee Reduction" application form and supporting documentation must be submitted. All residents, from City residents, will be evaluated based on overall household income and size relative to the financial assistance eligibility scale which is included with the application. Follow this link for the application and instructions.
The Kensington Subsidy Program
Through an agreement between The Kensington and the City of Falls Church, Housing and Human Services is offering eligible seniors the opportunity to participate in a subsidized assisted living program at this facility. You may qualify if you are a resident of the City or have a family member who is a resident, are age 62 or older, and meet income eligibility guidelines. Detailed information here.