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Program: VA Special Housing Adaptation Grant

Detail Verified 4/21/2021 - Last Updated 1/14/2021

Program Overview

A benefit program for the veterans and servicemembers who have service-connected disabilities. The disability requirements for this program are more stringent than the Specially Adapted Housing Grant. Veterans may be entitled to a grant subject to program eligibility requirements for the purpose of acquiring a land, constructing an adapted home, or modifying an existing home to meet their mobility needs. The goal of the Special Home Adaptation (SHA) grant program is to provide a barrier-free living environment that affords the veterans or servicemembers a level of independent living he or she may not otherwise enjoy.

VA now will accept properties with a PACE lien.  See HERE for policy guidance.

This grant can be used anywhere in the US, including states, territories and commonwealths, and outside the US.

Who is Eligible for this Program?

Grant is available to veterans or servicemembers who are entitled to compensation for permanent and total service-connected disability. Must be medically and financially feasible for veteran or service member to modify or acquire the home.

Maximum assistance amount is $20,215.

Funds may be used to purchase, build or modify a home to meet veteran's needs.

Is this program for first time buyers only?: No

Property Eligibility Requirements

Anywhere in the US, including states, territories and commonwealths, and outside the US.

Allowable property types: single family, townhomes, condominiums, and cooperatives.

Benefit Details

Veterans Administration (VA) provides eligible veterans and service members up to the current maximum allowable grant amount of $20,215 to purchase, build or modify a home. The grant cannot exceed 50% of the cost of a specially adapted home.

Benefit: The grant amount may not exceed 50% of the actual cost of the adapted home. Public law allows up to three usages of grant benefits, yet limited to all three usages equaling to current allowable maximum grant amount up to $20,215 and no more than 50% of the cost of the home.

Homebuyer Counseling / Education Required: No

Owner Occupancy Required: Yes

Other Program Comments: Temporary Residence Assistance (TRA) grant of $7,256 may be used by the veteran or servicemember to adapt a family member's home.

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