HAVEN grant criteria boosts its medal offerings

August 28, 2013 by  

The criteria for receiving the Housing Assistance for Veterans grant has been extended so that more medals of honor are included.

To qualify for the grant previously, applicants had to have received a Purple Heart award or higher, but the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Dallas now includes other medals, including Global War on Terrorism, Afghanistan Campaign, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, and Iraq Campaign.

The HAVEN grant initiative was introduced in 2011 by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas to help servicemen and women who have defended the country since September 11, 2001. The organization provides grants to qualifying personnel in active duty and veterans who have been disabled as a result of being in service since that time.

The grants are used for modifications to the home, making life easier for those with a disability. The president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, Terry Smith, says that HAVEN was launched to help veterans and military personnel who had been disabled due to their bravery. Modifications and repairs can be made to their home with the assistance of HAVEN. Local brochure printers may have been called upon to produce stationery outlining the criteria of the scheme, along with the benefits.

The grants are available in sums up to $7,500 as long as the criteria are fulfilled. Those who believe they are legible for the grant can apply to member institutions of FHLB Dallas for more information.