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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
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:


Home Modification Programs

Department of Veterans Affairs
Home Modification Programs
Home improvement benefits up to $4,100
Special Home Adaptation Grant

State Veterans Affairs Offices

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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