VA Announces Annual Increase in Construction Cost Index and (SAH), (SHA), and (TRA) Grants

Veterans Benefits Administration Circular 26-17-26

Department of Veterans Affairs September 19, 2017

Washington, DC 20420

Annual Increase in Construction Cost Index and Specially Adapted Housing (SAH),

Special Housing Adaptations (SHA), and Temporary Residence Adaptations (TRA) Grants

Purpose. Effective October 1, 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces that the SAH, SHA, and TRA grant amounts will increase. In order to match the Turner cost of construction increase of 4.88 percent from the Second Quarter 2016 to Second Quarter 2017, the maximum grant amounts for Veterans and Servicemembers eligible for housing assistance under Title 38 U.S.C., Section 2101(a), 2101(b), and 2101A, will increase as follows:

$81,080 – for individuals eligible under Section 2101(a);

$16,217 – for individuals eligible under Section 2101(b);

$35,593 – for individuals eligible under Section 2102A(b)(A); and

$ 6,355 – for individuals eligible under Section 2102A(b)(B).

Rescission: This Circular is automatically rescinded October 1, 2018.

By Direction of the Under Secretary for Benefits

Jeffrey F. London

Director

Loan Guaranty Service

Distribution: CO: RPC 2018

SS(26A1) FLD: VBAFS, 1 each (Reproduce and distribute based on RPC 2018)

(LOCAL REPRODUCTION AUTHORIZED)

Source https://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/documents/circulars/26_17_26.pdf

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