U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) and Special Housing Adaptations (SHA) Grants

These programs are available to eligible severely disabled veterans and active-duty Service members to help defray costs associated with adapting a home to accommodate their disabilities – the program can be applied to both new construction and existing homes.

The following is an abbreviated description of the requirements for obtaining an SAH Grant. For more information or an application, visit http://www.homeloans.va.gov/sah.htm or contact your local VA Regional Office at 1-800-827-1000.

There are two types of grants which are available to help severely disabled veterans in adapting housing to their special needs.

1. Specially Adapted Housing Grant (SHA)

The maximum amount of this grant is $63,780. It is available to veterans with service-connected permanent and total disability due to one of the three following conditions:

*The loss or loss of use of both lower extremities or,

  1. *Blindness in both eyes, having only light perception, plus loss or loss of use of one lower extremity or,
  2. *Loss or loss of use of one lower extremity together with other disabilities which precludes locomotion without the aid of braces, crutches, canes or a wheelchair

2. Special Home Adaptations Grant

The maximum amount of this grant is $12,756. It is available to veterans with service-connected permanent and total disability due to one of the two following conditions:

  1. *Blindness in both eyes with 5/200 visual acuity or less or,
  2. *The loss or loss of use of both hands.

Veterans who are approved for an SAH grant are advised of their eligibility for Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI). The veteran will be assisted by one of VA’s Specially Adapted Housing Agents in the completion of VA Form 29-8636, Application for Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance. Veterans must be approved for an SAH grant before applying for VMLI.

Provider Information
Specially Adapted Housing Grant Specialist
800-827-1000, 800-698-2411
810 Vermont Avenue, NW,Washington, DC,DC
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