Veterans Construction Grant Program

RC Home Services Is Proud To Support Our Veterans With Veterans Construction Program

Veterans Administration Construction Programs

RC Home Services has partnered with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to provide useful services for remodeling and construction for service members. There are several opportunities for Veterans to benefit from programs that are in place and designed to assist our Veterans in making their homes ADA Compliant (American Disabilities Act).

In 2008 Congress passed legislation Circular 26-08-19 (Public Law 110-389) called the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2008. The purpose of this legislation is to provide much needed concessions for our Veterans. 

While we have a sincere desire to serve those who have bravely and selflessly served to protect our freedoms, we bring the same level of professionalism and expertise to our service to the Veterans. RC Home Services is meticulous when it comes to the details, making sure that your construction project is structurally sound, aesthetically pleasing, and fully functional. If you take advantage of these grants, we hope you will consider choosing RC Home Services for the fulfillment of the services to your home. We are proud to serve those who have served our nation.

We value your service to our country and our freedoms and we would like to be your choice for your construction needs. Listed below are some of the VA Approved services taken directly from http://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/HISA2.asp

Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans

The Veterans Administration provides grants to Servicemembers and Military Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help with the purchase or construction of an adapted home. The Veterans Administration also offers grants to  modify an existing home to accommodate the disability of a Servicememeber or Military Veteran. Currently there are two grant programs which exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant. Below is information regarding each. We have also included a downloadable application here for your convenience. For other ways to apply (online, by phone, etc…) see the information at the bottom of this page.

Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) 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:

  • Construct a specially adapted home on land to be acquired
  • Build a home on land already owned if it is suitable for specially adapted housing
  • Remodel an existing home if it can be made suitable for specially adapted housing
  • Apply the grant against the unpaid principal mortgage balance of an adapted home already acquired without the assistance of a VA grant

Below is a video pertaining to the (SAH Grant)

Special Adaptive Housing Grant Infographic

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Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grant

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:

  • Adapt an existing home the Veteran or a family member already owns in which the Veteran lives
  • Adapt a home the Veteran or family member intends to purchase in which the Veteran will live
  • Help a Veteran purchase a home already adapted in which the Veteran will live

Eligibility

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 certain service-connected disabilities.

Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant

This is the larger of the two grants and involves the loss of lower limbs in most cases. This grant requires ownership or joint ownership of the property. See eligibility information below.

Eligibility Living Situation Ownership Number of Grants You Can Use
  • Loss of or loss of use of both legs, OR
  • Loss of or loss of use of both arms, OR
  • Blindness in both eyes having only light perception, plus loss of or loss of use of one leg, OR
  • The loss of or loss of use of one lower leg together with residuals of organic disease or injury, OR
  • The loss of or loss of use of one leg together with the loss of or loss of use of one arm, OR
  • Certain severe burns, OR
  • The loss, or loss of use of one or more lower extremeties due to service on or after September 11, 2001, which so affects the functions of balance or propulsion as to preclude ambulating without the aid of braces, crutches, canes, or a wheelchair
Permanent Home is owned by an eligible individual Maximum of 3 grants, up to the maximum dollar amount allowable

Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grant

Eligibility Living Situation Ownership Number of Grants You Can Use
  • Blindness in both eyes with 20/200 visual acuity or less, OR
  • Loss of or loss of use of both hands, OR
  • Certain severe burn injuries, OR
  • Certain severe respiratory injuries
Permanent Home is owned by an eligible individual or family member Maximum of 3 grants, up to the maximum dollar amount allowable

Benefit

The SAH 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 2014 is $67,555. The maximum dollar amount allowable for SHA grant in fiscal year 2014 is $13,511. No individual may use the grant benefit more than three times up to the maximum dollar amount allowable.

A temporary grant may be available to SAH/SHA eligible Veterans and Servicemembers who are or will be temporarily residing in 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.

How to Apply

To apply for a grant, fill out and submit VA Form 26-4555, Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant. You can access this form by:

  • Applying online via www.ebenefits.va.gov
  • Downloading VA Form 26-4555, Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant and mailing it to your nearest Regional Loan Center
  • Calling VA toll free at 1-800-827-1000 to have a claim form mailed to you
  • Visiting the nearest VA regional office. Find the office nearest you by visiting VA Regional Office Locations or calling VA toll-free at 1-800-827-1000

Need more information or have questions? Contact a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) staff member via email at[email protected] or by phone at (877) 827-3702.

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