Adapted Housing Grants
VA provides grants to Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.
SAH grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. SAH grants can be used in one of the following ways:
SHA grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities adapt or purchase a home to accommodate the disability. You can use SHA grants in one of the following ways:
If you are a Servicemember or Veteran with a permanent and total service-connected disability, you may be entitled to a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant or a Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant. The table below provides an overview of VA's housing grant programs for Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities.
|Benefits & Eligibility Requirements||Eligibility||Living Situation||Ownership||Number of Grants You Can Use|
|Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant||
||Permanent||Home is owned by an eligible individual||Maximum of 3 grants, up to the maximum dollar amount allowable|
|Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grant||
||Permanent||Home is owned by an eligible individual or family member||Maximum of 3 grants, up to the maximum dollar amount allowable|
The SAH and SHA benefit amount is set by law, but may be adjusted upward annually based on a cost-of-construction index. The maximum dollar amount allowable for SAH grants in fiscal year 2013 is $64,960. The maximum dollar amount allowable for SHA grant in fiscal year 2013 is $12,992. No individual may use the grant benefit more than three times up to the maximum dollar amount allowable.
To apply for a grant, fill out and submit VA Form 26-4555.the Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant. You can access this form by:
Need more information or have questions? Contact a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) staff member via email at email@example.com or by phone at (877) 827-3702.
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