We live in an area that is extremely proud of our military, and we aim to help our local veterans as much as possible. The Emerald Coast is home to Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field, Tyndall Air Force Base, Duke Field, and the Pensacola Naval Air Station (home of the Blue Angels). The most important way that Kitchen & Bath Center is able to show support is by modifying homes of disabled veterans who have received their HISA grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
What is the HISA grant?
The HISA (Home Improvements and Structural Alterations) grant provides improvements and structural alterations that are deemed medically necessary for disabled veterans.
These improvements include
- Allowing for an easier entrance and exit from the home
- Ability to use bathroom facilities
- Making sinks and countertops accessible
- Improving plumbing and/or electrical systems in the home for installation of home medical equipment.
HISA will not pay for:
- Walkways to exterior buildings
- Widening of driveways
- Hot tubs or Jacuzzi tubs
- Exterior decking
The lifetime HISA benefit for Veterans and Servicemembers who have a service-connected condition is provided up to $6,800. If you are a disabled veteran who has a non-service-connected condition, don't fret! The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs allows for a lifetime benefit of up to $2,000 for Veterans whose disabilities are not service-related.
To see if you qualify for a grant, see the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs website. There, you will also find a complete map of the HISA process, which can be downloaded here.
I have the HISA grant. Now what?
Once you have received your HISA funds, it’s time to get in touch with a company that can remodel your home. Make sure that the company is not only knowledgeable about what it takes for full ADA compliance but that they are able to maximize the dollars received to give you the highest quality remodel at the best value. Click here to learn more about our services for VA Remodels.
The team at Kitchen and Bath Center can handle your entire remodeling project, from design and finishes to plumbing and electricity. Contact us today so that we can begin creating a plan to make your home work for you.DREAM IT. DESIGN IT. LIVE IT. | Kitchen & Bath Center