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Access to Home for Heroes (VETS)

The Access to Home for Veterans program (VETS) provides financial assistance to property owners to make dwelling units accessible for low- and moderate-income veterans living with a disability. These can be owner-occupied or rental units. Providing assistance with the cost of adapting homes to meet the needs of those with disabilities will enable veterans to safely and comfortably continue to live in their residences and avoid institutional care. Grants are made to municipalities and eligible non-profit entities that have substantial experience in adapting or retrofitting homes for persons with disabilities. Adaptation work must meet the needs of veterans with physical disabilities and seniors with an age-related disability. Examples include: wheel chair ramps and lifts, handrails, easy-to-reach kitchen work and storage areas, lever handles on doors, roll-in showers with grab bars, etc. All areas of the state are eligible.

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  • Alternative Name(s): Access to Home for Veterans
  • Supply/Demand: Supply, Demand
  • Category: Supportive/Special Needs Housing
  • Scale: Small Scale (between 1 and 999 units)
  • Occupancy tenure: Rental, Homeownership
  • Construction Type: Rehabilitation
  • Building Type: Multi-family, One- to Four-family
  • Developers/Owners: Non-profit, Government
  • Income Restrictions: Low-income, Moderate-income
  • Special Populations: Veterans, Persons with Disabilities

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