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. We live in an area that is extremely proud of our military, and as such we aim to help our local veterans as much as possible. The most important way that we are able to help is by modifying the 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 to be 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 up to $2,000 for those Veterans whose disabilities are not service related. To see if you qualify for a grant, see the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs website.
I have the HISA grant. Now what?
Once you have received your HISA funds, your next step is to get in touch with a company that can remodel your home. Make sure that the company is not only knowledgeable in 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.
The team at Kitchen and Bath Center can handle your entire remodeling project, from design and finishes to plumbing and electric. Contact us today so that we can begin creating a plan to make your home work for you.
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