Housing & Human Services

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.

HHS also provides staff liaisons to the Human Services Advisory Council and Housing Commission.
 

Announcements


Affordable Dwelling Unit Available at Pearson Square

The City of Falls Church, Housing and Human Services Unit is accepting applications for a 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath with Den rental unit at Pearson Square.  The unit will be available in August.  Applications are available and will be accepted until Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  There are income and asset limits to qualify for the apartment unit.
Detail information and floor plan


Cooling Assistance and Fan Care Programs


City of Falls Church residents who need help to keep their homes cool this summer and to prevent a health emergency resulting from extreme heat may be able to get assistance from two programs locally administered by Fairfax County Department of Family Services.

The Cooling Assistance Program, a federally funded program, helps eligible low-income households with at least one person considered especially vulnerable to heat; a child under six, disabled individual, or an adult age 60 or older. Applications are accepted through August 15. Cooling assistance can be used to help with:
  • Payment of electric bills to operate cooling equipment.
  • Payment of security deposits for electricity to operate cooling equipment.
  • Repair of a central air conditioning system or heat pump.
  • Purchase of a whole-house fan, including ceiling or attic fans.
  • Purchase and installation of one window unit air conditioner for households where there is no unit or where the unit must be replaced.

The Fan Care Program is an electric fan distribution program sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power in partnership with the Virginia Department for the aging. It runs through the end of September and annually provides about 200 free fans and/or window air conditioners to eligible senior adults in our area. Applicants must be at least 60 years old, meet income eligibility requirements, and need a fan to prevent heat-related health program. Not everyone in the home needs to bean older adult to qualify for a fan, but all incomes must be counted. There is a limit of one fan per household.

To apply or ask questions, visit the Fairfax County website or call 703-324-7694 (TTY 703-449-1186).

Disease Carrying Insect Programs 

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.

For more information on mosquitoes, ticks, and other disease-carrying insects, visit the Fairfax County website or call 703-246-8931 (TTY 711).

Dental Clinic Fee Reduction Program


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.