Housing Assistance: An Inventory of Fiscal Year 2010 Programs, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) for Disabled Veterans

Administering Agency/Entity Department of Veterans Affairs
Short Description Provides adaptive housing assistance grants to eligible individuals who have certain service-connected disabilities to construct an adapted home or modify an existing home to accommodate their disabilities. The SAH grant program provides financial assistance to service members and veterans who are entitled to compensation for permanent and total service-connected disability due to the loss of use of multiple limbs, blindness and limb loss, or a severe burn injury. Grants may be used to construct a house or remodel an existing home, or they may be applied against the unpaid principal mortgage balance of a specially adapted house.
Primary Purpose Assistance for homeowners
Type of Housing Supported Homeownership
Type of Assistance Grant
Fiscal Year 2010 Obligations $68,000,000; includes obligations for the Special Housing Adaptation for Disabled Veterans and Temporary Residence Adaptation programs.

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