In an effort to assist the wounded veterans in the Tampa Bay area, Rossi Construction, Inc. decided to provide a rundown of programs that the Veteran’s Administration offers for home modifications to accommodate injured veterans for their disabilities. There are currently three types of grants available. This article discusses two of the most popular grants.
Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant (HISA):
The HISA grant offers financial resources to disable veterans to make modifications to their homes to improve the overall access and mobility within the house. A particular focus is put on facilitating ease of use in the bathrooms. It is not a requirement that the disability be service related, or service incurred, but veterans with service incurred injuries will be eligible for up to $6,800.00 in grant funding.
Eligibility for a HISA grant requires a doctor’s diagnosis that explains the medical reasoning for needing the home modifications, as well as bids from three contractors who conduct work similar to that of Rossi Construction, Inc. for the proposed cost of the work. Appropriate paperwork can be obtained from the local VA hospital in either Tampa or St. Petersburg. It is possible that the veteran can have these home modifications completed on a home he or she does not own, as long as the homeowner has approved of the work.
Specially Adapted Housing Grant (SAH):
The SAH grant provides financial resources to veterans for home modifications to make their house accessible to wheelchairs. This grant is ONLY available to veterans with service incurred disabilities; very often the type brought about by recent deployment and improvised explosive devices. The maximum amount allowable under SAH grants is a total of close to $64,000.00.
A veteran must have a service incurred disability that has resulted in the loss of function in at least one leg , if he or she is to qualify for a SAH grant.
We hope that you find this information helpful, and that you keep in mind that Rossi Construction, Inc. is capable of assisting you with home modifications that include generally making houses much easier to navigate for our returning heroes. Rossi Construction, Inc. thanks you for protecting our freedoms and helping build the American dream.