Commander Lisa became aware of these grant programs and asked that members of Post 95 be made aware of the programs.
SPECIAL ADAPTED HOUSING (SAH) GRANT AND SPECIAL HOUSING ADAPTION (SHA) GRANT - USDVA
Mr. McCoy's email:
Colleagues and Fellow Veterans:
Are you a Veteran with a severe service connected disability that affects your mobility? Do you know of someone who is? If you answered "yes" to either question, then you or someone you know may be eligible for the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant program that is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The SAH program helps certain severely disabled Veterans and Servicemembers purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home, to create a barrier free living environment. VA offers two grant programs: the Specially Adapted housing grant (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaption (SHA) grant.
The SAH grant can be used to purchase or modify a home so that it provides a barrier free living environment that affords Veterans a higher level of independent living. Veterans and Servicemembers with certain service connected disabiligties may be entitled to a grant up to the current maximum of $67,555.
The SHA grant can be used to increase the mobility of eligible Veterans and Servicemembers throughout their home. Veterans and Servicemembers with specific service connected disibilitgies may be entitled to this this type of grant up to the current maximum of $13,511.
In addition to these two grant types, a temporary residental grant may be available to SAH/SHA eligible Veterans and Servicemembers who are temporarily residing in a a home owned by a family member. The maximum amount available to adapt a family member's home for the SAH grant is $29,657 and for the SHa grant is $5,295. All grant amounts are indexed annually based on cost of construction, and the grant amounts will never decdrease.
VA has staff located nationwide to assist individuals in applying for and receiving these grants. You can find more detailed information about qualifying here: http://benefits.va.gov/homeloans/adaptedhousing.asp and you can find contact information for an SAH Agent in your area here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/contactagents.asp .
Each Veteran's housing/living needs are as unique as their physical disabilities. The SAH program provides hands-on, personalized, customized service to severly disabled Veterans seeking home adaptions.
If you have any questions, please email sahinfo.vbaco@va,gov .
Kenneth G. Grant
Administrator - Div of Vet Svcs