Adapted Housing Grants
VA provides grants to Servicemembers and Veterans with 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) and 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 a service-connected disability.
|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 SHA 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 2012 is $63,780. The maximum dollar amount allowable for SHA grant in fiscal year 2012 is $12,756. 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 the Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant (VA Form 26-4555). You can access this form by:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - 810 Vermont Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20420
Reviewed/Updated Date: November 28, 2012