Where can you find housing for veterans?


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The best resource for veterans to use when searching for housing is the aid provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The VA helps veterans with housing in a number of ways including search assistance, appraisal and special loans. They may also provide specially adapted homes for permanently injured veterans.

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The most common way that the VA helps get veterans into a new home is through home loans. The federal government budgets millions of dollars each year to the VA to aid veterans and home loans make up a large portion of that budget. The VA also helps veterans through a number of approved real estate professionals who work directly with the veterans to find a home that suits their needs. After a home is found, the VA connects veterans with an approved loan office that can provide them with a loan, often at a special rate beneath what the current market bears.

The most in-depth and specialized services that the VA provides are monetary grants to adapt a house to meet the needs of a permanently disabled veteran. These grants provide funding for new construction or other adaptation to the chosen home. Certain eligibility requirements must be met to qualify, including but not limited to blindness, loss of limb(s) and severe burns among others.

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