The grand opening of new digs in the City of Falls Church was celebrated yesterday morning by CASA de Virginia on S. Virginia Avenue. Lindolfo Carballo, director of Casa de Virginia, is shown speaking at an extraordinary event that required all comments to be translated into three languages – English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
F.C. Mayor David Tarter and City Manager Wyatt Shields welcomed the group, which will provide citizenship qualification counselling, courses in English and legal aid for all immigrants. A first project will be to work with the Falls Church Housing Commission to limit rent hikes in some of the City’s few remaining affordable housing facilities.