for housing and finance sectors

  • Summary of the NDIA’s SDA Provider and Investor Brief

    07/05/2018 Communications

    The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) published a Specialist Disability Accommodation Provider and Investor Brief on 24 April 2018. The purpose of the Brief is to clarify the SDA Pricing and Payments framework for market providers. Read More

  • A Digital story: looking for somewhere to live

    20/04/2018 Communications

    Friends Nick and Luke are thinking about their housing options. And so are their mums, Joan and Cathy. Hear their thoughts about what's important. Read More

  • sda market insights

    16/03/2018 Communications

    Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing that has been specifically developed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. Based on a national quantitative and qualitative study, SDA Market Insights Report on Supply and Demand has... Read More

  • a successful transition to more independent living

    21/02/2018 Communications

    This report sets out the current understanding of what is required to support a tenant with complex support needs to successfully transition to living in their new home, pursuing their goals and aspirations with as much independence and confidence... Read More

  • Establishing Effective SDA Projects

    21/02/2018 Communications

    This report shares the practical elements of what is involved in creating housing projects that are suitable for people with complex needs and eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) payments. The report provides an overview and checklist for six... Read More


    17/01/2018 Communications

    The purpose of this paper is to inform and prompt discussion in the finance sector and among others about ways to address inequity of home ownership for people with disability in Australia. We aim to improve the situation by focusing on... Read More

  • Designing for Inclusion and Independence

    13/12/2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation’s sister organisation, Summer Housing, launched a guide especially for builders and developers of specialist disability housing. Read More

  • Using SDA to Buy Your Own Property

    08/12/2017 Communications

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is giving people with disability more control over their housing and support, offering individualised options not previously available. The NDIS has introduced Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) to support people with complex or high level... Read More

  • NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation: Pathway to a mature market

    22/08/2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers have launched a joint report entitled NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation: Pathway to a mature market. One of the most important tasks for the NDIS is to create more housing for people with disability, especially... Read More

  • Hunter Housing Demonstration Project Apartment Features

    23/07/2016 Communications

    Our second housing demonstration project established in 2015 is in the Hunter region in New South Wales. We purchased ten apartments for people with disability, in a 110-unit private development. An additional apartment is provided for disability support workers. Read More

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