Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) builds specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans so they may live in a safe and barrier-free environment. Most of the Veterans HFOT serves have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These fully accessible homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
Homes For Our Troops donates newly constructed, specially adapted custom homes designed for maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently for the Veterans we serve.
If you are unsure if you meet the basic qualifying criteria or if you have additional questions about HFOT’s Program, please email us at Intake@hfotusa.org.
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Basic Qualifying Criteria
- Injured in the theater of Iraq-Afghanistan war, post 9/11/01
- Retired or in the process of retiring from military service
- Received letter of eligibility for the VA Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant program*
- Pass a criminal and credit background check.
- The HFOT home must be the primary residence. Veterans must accept the responsibility of home ownership, and have the resources to maintain a home, including ongoing maintenance and upkeep, property taxes, home insurance, and utilities etc.
*Or the VA Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant entitlement established for Veterans with loss of or loss of use of both hands.
Homes For Our Troops requires that applicants be eligible and approved for the VA Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant entitlement prior to the release of an HFOT application. Applications will also be released to Veterans with the VA Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant entitlement established for loss of or loss of use of both hands, and blinded Veterans who meet the criteria for Legal Blindness (must provide a Certification of Legal Blindness). If you do not have the SAH (or SHA for loss of or loss of use of both hands, or Legal Blindness) grant entitlement established, but think that you may be entitled to this benefit based upon the SAH (or SHA for loss of or loss of use of both hands, or Legal Blindness) grant eligibility criteria listed on the VA’s website, please submit form 26-4555 to your VA Regional Loan Center or through your VA eBenefits account. To find the VA Regional Loan Center that covers your state, please visit VA Website.
Once the VA renders their decision on your eligibility, please submit an online inquiry here.
If you have already been determined to be eligible for the SAH (or SHA for loss of or loss of use of both hands, or Legal Blindness) grant, please contact the VA at 1-800-827-1000 or 1-844-698-2311 to request a copy of your SAH or SHA grant rating narrative. Once you have your SAH (or SHA for loss of or loss of use of both hands, or Legal Blindness) grant rating narrative in hand please redact your social security number, complete an online inquiry and send a copy of your SAH or SHA rating narrative via USPS mail to Intake, Homes For Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780 or fax a copy to 508-823-5411 within 24 hours.
We will contact you within 7 business days to discuss the HFOT Program with you and provide an official application for assistance if you are eligible. If you have questions about HFOT’s Program, please email them to Intake@hfotusa.org.
Additional Veteran Resources:
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Military One Source