Disabilities

7500 Grant for Housing Repair

Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Grants are funded directly by the Government. A grant is available to a homeowner who is 62 years of age or older. Funds may only be used for repairs or improvements to remove health and safety hazards, or to complete repairs to make the dwelling accessible for household members with disabilities. The amount of the grant is based on the applicant’s ability to repay and may be used in conjunction with the Repair and Rehabilitation Loan. The lifetime maximum grant amount is $7,500. Contact Mike, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service, 1110 Amos Rd. Suite A, Shelbyville, IN 46176; 317-392-1394 Ext. 4. For more information on Rural Housing Programs, contact Single Family Housing, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250; 202-720-1474

Visit: www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/

48000 Grant for Veterans to Adapt Their Home for a Disability

Called the Specially Adapted Housing for Disabled Veterans Programs and referred to as Program #64.106 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides grants to certain severely disabled veterans acquire a home which is suitably adapted to meet the special needs of their disabilities. Contact your local Veterans Administration office at Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420, 202-273-7390

Visit: www.homeloans.va.gov/eligmap.htm