ReFrame Online: Home Repair Grants for Veterans

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Led by Jason Latona, Chief for Specially Adapted Housing at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. Veterans are eligible to receive up to $2,000 for home repairs related to non-service-connected disabilities and up to $6,800 for home repairs related to service-connected disabilities through the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) grant. Veterans may choose to have a nonprofit complete the repairs; there is a mechanism for the funds to be transferred to such organizations, and they can include administrative fees. Learn how to help your clients apply for this and other larger grants that are available to veterans with severe service-related disabilities. 

Contact info: Jason Latona, Chief, Specially Adapted Housing (SAH), Veterans Benefits Administration, Loan Guaranty Service, Office: 202.461.9201, Cell: 202.701.5604, email:

Presentation: slides  

Handouts: SAH Program Fact Sheet, Regional Loan Center Contact Sheet, and HISA Process Map

Links shared: Handbook for Design, more information on the HISA grant, Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI), Home Improvements & Structural Alterations (HISA), the Yellow Ribbon Network, and Certified Living In Place Professional Certification Program