OLYMPIA — A measure that would provide disabled veterans with a sales tax exemption for costs associated with adapted housing was approved by the state House of Representatives Friday.
“The ability to return home after incurring a life changing disability is an important aspect of the healing process,” said Kraft. “Our disabled veterans face many unique challenges, acquiring accessible housing should not be one of them.”
Disabled veterans suffering from blindness, loss of limbs, severe burns, or other disabilities often need home modifications in order to return home. The Department of Veterans Affairs provides assistance with modifying, or building accessible housing for veterans permanently disabled because of service connected injuries.
Grants are available through the Department of Veterans Affairs Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) or Special Housing Adaption (SHA) programs. Kraft’s bill would apply to veterans eligible to receive assistance through those programs.
House Bill 2138 now heads to the Senate for further consideration.
The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn the regular session on April 23.