The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant is provided by the Veterans Administration as a way to help Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities them construct a new or remodel an existing home. The adapted home is to be constructed to assist the Vet in living with their disability.
The SAH grant program helps Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities create a barrier-free environment at home. Here are the ways the SAH grant can be used in your home:
- Build a specially adapted home on land you're going to buy, OR
- Construct specially adapted housing on land you already own, OR
- Modify a home you already own so it qualifies for specially adapted housing, AND
- Use the grant funds for the unpaid portion of a mortgage for an adapted home you've already purchased.
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According to the Veteran's Administration, here are the SAH Grant eligibility requirements:
- 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 extremities 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.
Also, the Veteran's Administration requires that you must be in a permanent living situation. Which means, living in a home that is owned by the eligible Veteran. An eligible Vet can use up to 3 grants, which combined cannot exceed the maximum dollar amount allowed.
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Minimum property requirements
According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs SAH Grant documentation, the grant covers the aspects of your home. They are ingress and egress (getting in and out of your home), the bathroom and the bedroom.
Furthermore, the grant documentation states:
MPRs are absolute conditions specified under governing law for the SAH grant. Title 38, United States Code, Chapter 21 and 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 36.4401 through 36.4410 mandates that any housing unit acquired, constructed, or remodeled using proceeds from the SAH grant program must:
• comply with the MPRs, and
• include features necessary to accommodate the Veteran’s disabilities.
You can view all of the minimum property requirements in the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs Handbook for Design.
Approved Specially Adapted Housing Grant contractor
Stella Contracting, Inc. is an approved contractor for the SAH Grant program and provides these remodeling services to Veterans in Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Livoni, Northville, Novi, Farmington, Ann Arbor and surrounding areas of Michigan. We are an experts in accessible design and remodeling, who have the highest regard for Vets that sacrificed protecting our freedoms.
The accessibility specialists on our team are eager to serve you as you begin the Specially Adapted Housing grant process. We can help guide you through it, while ensuring that you have the features and functionality in your home to make your life easier and more enjoyable.
Contact us today at 734- 459-7111 to schedule a consultation
credits: SAH Grant video and program information is courtesy of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs