Information to help with your housing journey
You can let your state or territory government know that you need housing by registering with their Human Services department. Here are the websites for each state and 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.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has been set up to improve the quality of services for people with disability.
If you are not happy with a disability service in your state or territory, you can also contact:
Want to keep up with the latest news on disability housing and how the Housing Hub can help you and the people you support?
The data contained within this listings snapshot report, together with our companion report on housing seeker data – aims to give both seekers and providers valuable insights into the accessible housing market.
OTs play a critical role in facilitating great outcomes for people with disability. We have compiled some information and resources to support you in your work.
With the NDIS, people with disability have more choices about where they live and who they live with. In this online learning package the video chapters talk about housing choices, including specialist disability accommodation (SDA).