Information to help with your housing journey
The following websites contain information and policies that may help you with your housing journey:
If you have not registered for housing with the Human Services department in your State or Territory, you may do so by visiting the relevant website in your state or territory:
How to write a Housing Plan Guide and the Housing Plan Template have been created to help support coordinators write housing plans for NDIS participants who want to test their eligibility for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding. The guide provides information on what to include to achieve the best possible outcome for the person you’re working for.
The NDIS provides funding to help you reach your housing goals, but understanding how to get there can be hard. This resource details one pathway to mainstream housing.
The NDIS aims to provide reasonable and necessary support for people with significant and permanent disability. This may include paying for housing, changes to make your own home more accessible and/or supports to live independently in the community.
If you are someone with a disability living in Australia and would like to know if you can get help from the NDIS, please use the eligibility checklist on the NDIS website.
Please visit “How to apply” on the NDIS website. You can call 1800 800 110 to make an Access Request or you can ask for a form.
If you would like to see if you are eligible for Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA), or simply explore different housing options, you can talk to your Support Coordinator or Local Area Coordinator (LAC).
If you aren’t sure who your Support Coordinator or LAC is, talk to your planner at the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
If you are injured in a motor vehicle or workplace accident please contact the relevant body in your state or territory to ask for help.
If you are eligible to receive support from the Department of Veterans Affairs, you can contact DVA on ph: 1800 555 254 or visit a Veterans' Access Network (VAN) office for assistance.
If you need advocacy or advice about housing or other supports, you can find an advocate in your area by searching: https://disabilityadvocacyfinder.dss.gov.au/disability/ndap/
You can also find resources, tool kits, and advice at http://www.dana.org.au
When a person is waiting for their best long term housing option to be ready, they may need interim or temporary housing. The NDIS has made STA & MTA funding available. Click the link below to fund out more about this funding.
We have complied some Frequently Asked Questions about Specialist Disability Accommodation, what is it, how can you get it and the eligibility criteria..
The Housing Hub team offers a tenancy matching service for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) providers. Using our extensive experience and networks, we can help match you with the most appropriate tenants for your development.
Ever wondered what it is like as a person with disability navigating the NDIS? Our Lived Experience Facilitators share their experiences in these article.