Arlington Public Schools (APS) continues to be committed to providing support to our students experiencing homelessness.  Project Extra Step provides programs to assist in the creation of successful academic experiences for these students.  The APS homeless liaison is responsible for ensuring the identification, enrollment and access to the academic programs offered by APS.

Definition of Homelessness

Information for families


The Department of Human Services administers Arlington County’s Housing Choice Voucher Program and Housing Grants Program, ensuring access to affordable housing for all members of the community.  For more information on housing supports, visit: http://publicassistance.arlingtonva.us/housing/

Contacts & resources

The Department of Human Services has established several community safety net programs to help people with short-term needs that include food, child care, utilities, medical care and homelessness prevention. For more information, visit: http://publicassistance.arlingtonva.us/

Barbara Fisher, Homeless and Foster Care Liaison
Arlington Public Schools
Office of Student Services
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd Arlington VA 22204
Office:  703-228-2585