Severely disabled veterans or service members may need to modify their home or move to a new home that can accommodate their service-connected disabilities. For example, a veteran in a wheelchair may require ramps instead of stairs and wider doors throughout his or her home.
Under 38 U.S.C.§ 21, veterans or service members who have specific service-connected disabilities may be entitled to a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the purpose of constructing an adapted home or modifying an existing home to meet the veteran's needs. Temporary grants may be available for smaller adaptations of the home of a family member of the veteran, such as a parent, if the veteran will be staying with the family member while recovering. The goal of the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant Program is to provide veterans with barrier-free living environments.
To apply for a grant complete VA Form 26-4555, Veteran's Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant, and submit it to the Manchester Regional Loan Center. For more information, visit the Specially Adapted Housing Program section of the VA website.
Homes for Our Troops is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides specially adapted homes for severely injured service members. Visit the Homes for Our Troops website for more information, or call 1-866-7-TROOPS.