Home Heating Fuel and Crisis Assistance Programs for 2008 - 2009

Fairfax County Department of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22035-1102

September 29, 2008

County Announces Start of Home Heating Fuel
and Crisis Assistance Programs for 2008-2009

Fairfax County residents who need help to pay home heating bills or who face an emergency heating situation this winter may be able to access assistance from two federally funded programs locally administered by the county’s Department of Family Services.

The Fuel Assistance program helps eligible low-income households with the costs of heating their homes. This year, the application period for the fuel assistance program begins on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, and closes on Friday, November 14, 2008.

The Crisis Assistance program helps households in emergency situations by providing primary heat security deposits and funding the repair or replacement of heating equipment. The Crisis Assistance application period begins Monday, November 3, 2008, and closes on Monday, March 16, 2009.

To apply for these programs, call the Department of Family Services’ energy assistance phone line at 703-324-7604 (TTY: 703-222-9452) and ask for an application to be mailed to you, or pick up an application at any of the department’s four offices:

  • Fairfax - Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway
    703-324-7500, TTY 703-222-9452
  • Falls Church - 6245 Leesburg Pike (Route 7), Falls Church
    703-533-5300, TTY 703-533-5316
  • Reston - Lake Anne Office Building, 11484 Washington Plaza West, Reston
    703-787-4900, TTY 703-707-9346
  • Richmond Highway/Alexandria - South County Center, 8350 Richmond Hwy (Route 1)
    703-704-6353, TTY 703-799-3435

The Department of Family Services offices listed above are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Applications are also available on the Web from the Virginia Department of Social Services at www.dss.virginia.gov


Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability
in all county programs, services and activities.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
703-324-5870; TTY 703-222-9452.

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