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Disabled Veteran Seeks Government Grants To Fix Substandard Fema Trailer

by Paul
(Avinger, TX, USA)

I am a disabled veteran who wears two braces and my legs are useless without them.

I am living in substandard old FEMA trailer, which is neither staked down nor underpinned. I have been trying four years to obtain grants to help.


It would require several grants to work out the troubles I am in. I even tried to upgrade my trailer but I am on a monthly compensation check, which barely covers our bills.

The first grant could pay off the land and this old trailer so I could buy a new one in its place. The next could take care of paying off the new trailer so I could be less stressed by my PTSD upsets.

I would like to have a couple of bucks in there too for me to be able to do things in my life that I would really to do.

But what is important is for the new trailer to have a ramp, fenced yard, enclosed underpinning, and all the utilities.

I am really concerned that this old trailer will fall apart around me and I will be homeless again.

That can't happen for I am caring for my adopted daughter and her two kids and they took the two front bedrooms and I live in the back bedroom.

I want a chance to know how it is where everything works and be free from debt and I can enjoy my life. Thank you.

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May 13, 2010
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Help with Housing!
by: Katina from Ability-Mission.org

Congratulations on making the effort to submit your story to Ability-Mission.org.

With the publication of your story, you are now well on your way to:

1. Getting your story known to a wide audience that could help you.

2. Getting your story polished up and presentable so you can submit it elsewhere, including the White House.

As a disabled person myself, I can sympathize with your situation and I definitely understand your need for help.

I've done a bit of research and found these resources for you:

www.nationalveteransfoundation.org
1-888-777-4443

Home Modification Programs
1-800-827-1000

Department of Veterans Affairs
Home Modification Programs
Home improvement benefits up to $4,100
Special Home Adaptation Grant
1-800-827-1000

State Veterans Affairs Offices
http://www.va.gov/statedva.htm

Others reading your story may be able to contribute more.

In any case, please let us know if they've been helpful to you.

Katina from Ability-Mission.org

Good luck!

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