The Temporary Residence Adaptation (TRA) Grant

The Temporary Residence Adaptation (TRA) grant program is available to veterans and servicemembers who have been rated eligible for the Specially Adapted Housing section 2101 (a) (SAH) or the Special Home Adaptation section 2101(b) (SHA) grant on a one time basis. The TRA Grant is intended to assist an eligible veteran or servicemember adapt a family member’s home to meet the veteran’s or service members special needs. Veterans and service members eligible for a TRA grant may use up to $14,000 of the maximum grant amount for a section 2101(a) SAH grant or up to $2,000 of the maximum amount for a section 2101(b) SHA grant. Veterans or servicemembers who have specific service-connected disabilities may be entitled to a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the purpose of constructing an adapted home or modifying an existing home to meet their adaptive needs.  The goal of the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant Program is to provide a barrier-free living environment that affords the veterans or servicemembers a level of independent living he or she may not normally enjoy. Grants provided under the SAH program may also be used outside the United States.  However, it must be reasonably practicable for VA to provide assistance in acquiring specially adapted housing for the designated country or political subdivision outside the United States.  For more information on use of such grants, please contact Brian N. Bixler, Chief, Specially Adapted Housing, on (571) 272-0091 or via Email at: There are two types of grants administered by VA, which are available to assist severely disabled veterans or servicemembers in adapting housing to their special needs.

To apply for a Specially Adapted Housing Grant, please take the following steps:

1. Download VA Form 26-4555, Veteran's Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant.

2. Complete the form and submit it to your nearest VA Regional Loan Center.

How to Contact Us

Houston Regional Loan Center
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
6900 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77030

Hours of Operation: Open to the public 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
Phone: 1-888-232-2571

Era of Service: 
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
Any Disability
Discharges Allowed: 
General Under Honorable