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Veterans - do you require an adaptive home suited to your needs?

In order to apply for a new home or modifications to your existing home, there are a few things we will need you to provide. Below we have listed these for you, then gone into more detail as to what you should expect from this process. This is what we need from you:

  • A fully completed application form
  • Form DD 214, your certification of honorable discharge
  • SAH VA Grant Eligibility: Veteran Affairs Special Adaptive Housing Grant Eligibility Letter
  • Any photographic evidence to help your claim
  • One or more letters of recommendation from your case worker, family members, or friends

What to Expect

 

Houses for Warriors is a full Real Estate Service which provides custom home solutions for injured veterans. We aim to help veterans live a higher quality of life by providing wheelchair accessible upgrades and special adaptive technology to injured veterans’ homes.

 

Once you have submitted your completed application, we will get in touch with you once your case has been processed. You are welcome to email us before this time to check that we have received your forms – but we do experience a high volume of applicants so it can take a few weeks for us to get to you. Please be patient.

 

We evaluate every case based on individual merits and operate a full anti-discrimination policy. All injured veterans are warriors in our eyes...and all of them deserve a VA approved custom home to meet their needs for their disability.

 

Fill out your application and get started today!

 

Fill out the ADAPTIVE HOUSING application

Fill out the form below so that the Houses for Warriors team can help you get the adaptive housing you need.

 

Veterans and Servicemembers whose service-connected disabilities prevent them from returning to work may receive Independent Living support from VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VocRehab) program. An Independent Living plan will be specially designed to help each participating Veteran or Servicemember live independently at home and in the community. Among other things, the plans provide information and assistance with home modification programs such as the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH), Special Housing Adaptations (SHA), and Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) grants. Veterans and Servicemembers participating in the SAH and SHA programs will receive counseling from agents on how best to use the grants, including guidance on selecting a lot, obtaining the services of an architect, obtaining bids for construction, and arranging financing

Specially Adapted Housing

The Specially Adapted Housing grant will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of a specially adapted house—up to the maximum amount allowed by law—for Veterans and
Servicemembers who are entitled to compensation for
permanent and total service-connected disability (SCD)
due to: 
 
Ÿ Loss of use of both legs, to the extent the individual
can’t get around without braces, crutches, canes, or a
wheelchair

Ÿ Loss of use of both arms at or above the elbows 
 
Ÿ Loss of use of one arm and one leg 
 
Ÿ Loss of use of one leg and residual effects of organic
disease or injury 
 
Ÿ Blindness in both eyes and loss of use of one leg

Ÿ Permanent and total disability due to severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

It must be medically feasible for the applicant to reside in
the house, which must be adapted to be suitable to the
individual’s Independent Living needs. In addition, it must be financially feasible for the individual to purchase the house with the assistance provided by the grant.

If an applicant does not use the aggregate maximum
amount of the grant in the first application, the individual may apply up to two more times, for a total of three applications.

SAH grants may be used to:

Ÿ Construct a home on land to be acquired or land
already owned by the applicant, provided the land is suitable for specially adapted housing

Ÿ Remodel an existing home

Ÿ Pay down the principal mortgage of an already
acquired specially adapted home

In addition, a Temporary Residence Adaptation grant of up to $14,000 may be available to adapt a home owned by a family member if the Veteran or Servicemember will be
living there temporaril.

Special Housing Adaptations

The Special Housing Adaptations grant will cover the actual cost to adapt a house—up to the maximum amount allowed by law—for Veterans and Servicemembers who are entitled to compensation for permanent and total SCD due to:
 
 Ÿ Blindness in both eyes (5/200 visual acuity or less) 
 
Ÿ Loss of hands or loss of use of both hands 
 
Ÿ Severe brain injury 
 
If housing adaptations have already been made, the grant will cover the appraised market value of the necessary adapted features already in the house when it was purchased. 
 
Individuals are allowed up to three separate uses of grant benefits—up to the maximum amount allowed by law— which may be used to: 
 
Ÿ Adapt a house planned for purchase (by the applicant or a family member) in which the Veteran or Servicemember plans to reside 
 
Ÿ Adapt a house already owned by the applicant or a family member in which the Veteran or Servicemember plans to reside 
 
Ÿ Purchase a house that has already been adapted with the appropriate special features

Home Improvements and Structural Alterations

The Home Improvements and Structural Alterations
grant is available to all Veterans with disabilities (SCD
and non-SCD) to make home improvements to facilitate
treatment and essential access to the home, including
modifications to: 
 
Ÿ Allow entrance or exit from the Veteran’s home 
 
Ÿ Improve access to essential facilities (e.g., bathroom
and kitchen)
Ÿ Install handrails
Ÿ Lower electrical outlets and switches 
 
Ÿ Improve paths and driveways 
 
Ÿ Improve plumbing and electrical work for dialysis
patients
Veterans with a disability rating greater than 50 percent
may receive up to $6,800. Veterans with a disability
rating of lower than 50 percent may receive up to
$2,000. Veterans with service-connected disabilities may
receive a HISA grant independently or in conjunction
with SAH or SHA grants, depending on the person’s
specific needs.

To apply, submit 
VA Form 10–0103 along with
permission from the property owner to modify the property and detailed quotes from three
licensed contractors.
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What type of assistance do you need?

Homeless Assistance

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Homeless or At-Risk of becoming Homeless

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Affordable Housing Options

Qualified or will be qualified to use the $0 Down VA Home Loan

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Currently does not own a home

No longer homeless or a non-risk of becoming homeless

Foreclosure/Eviction Assistance

Losing or at-risk of losing current home

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More than 30 days from foreclosure/eviction date

Are you a veteran at risk of losing your home? Schedule your free 30-minute phone consultation with our dedicated team to receive advice on what you can do next. You have options and you are not alone. Although we cannot provide legal advice, we can connect you to our trusted network of veteran advocates for VA benefits and resources. Applying for benefits can be an exhausting task that if avoided too long, can lead to severe financial struggle and hardship, homelessness and isolation. Don’t let life-controlling bumps in the road lead you off your path towards success and achieving your highest level of potential. Let us help!

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How an adaptive home can improve the lives of injured veterans

Owning a home is one of life’s greatest joys, the pleasure of sitting in your own living room and entertaining your family or friends over coffee or good food in your own kitchen brings tremendous pride to anyone who can do such. Adaptive homes are homes that are created and modified for Veterans of the United States Military. These modifications can be done on homes that are already existing, making them to suitable for Veterans or they can be brand new construction that is tailor made from the start to meet the needs of Veterans and their families.

 

For Veterans who are living without these types of home designs, the struggle in the daily grind of their lives can be further complicated. This can affect the overall quality of their lives in a range of areas of their lives and even the people around them who care and help support them. As they go about their lives, as we all do, they encounter everyday trials and tribulations, but without a resource of having a home that is adapted to their unique needs their life complications are compounded adding to the struggle, frustration and difficulties.

 

For injured and disabled veterans that served our country and sacrificed part of their lives for the greater good of America, who have done their duty, honored their country and protected its people, assisting them with a home that suits their physical needs is but a small drop in the bucket of honor we should bestow upon them.

 

The difficulties that a Veteran and their families live with can make It more challenging for them and their families to find comfort in a home that is not designed to meet their needs. Picture for a moment a home that has your typical door frame openings inside the house of ranges from 28” – 32” and having to maneuver a wheel chair through these narrow openings, around kitchen cabinets and other household design objects can be challenging as well as exhausting in a place you are supposed to call home. Stairs can be a problem, height of countertops, the way the draws open and close. We should be proud to help out these citizens in their journey to homeownership of an adaptive home.

 

These adaptive homes are either modified or tailored made from a very specific design perspective that creates a comfortable, workable home environment for the Veteran life. Every aspect of the home from top to bottom that needs to be either modified or adapted is created in such a way that the Veteran can live a better life. Since this is what we all wish and hope to accomplish, these homes are a necessity.

 

By providing Veterans with a home that is tailored to their needs we bestow the honor and pride upon them that they are very much deserving of. This will allow them to give back by providing a place to call home that can provide them with the comfort that they so readily need. This allows them to lead lives that are efficient on time management in homes that are adapted to their lives, bringing happiness to them and those they care about.

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