SDA Market Information

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing that has been specially designed for people who are unable to live in mainstream housing due to their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.

The NDIS has set aside $700 million each year for SDA payments. SDA payments, which are paid directly to the housing provider, are designed to stimulate a commercial market in specialist disability housing.

The NDIS approach is ambitious – it is intended that SDA payments will stimulate around $5 billion in private-sector investment, creating housing for 28,000 people.

You can read more about how this can be achieved in our joint report with PwC, NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation: Pathway to a Mature Market.

Supply and Demand

For the SDA market to prosper, housing developers and investors must have confidence in what to build, and where to build it. Read more >

Home Ownership for People with Disability

Changes under the NDIS have increased the options for people with disability to own their own homes. Read more >

Connecting Developers and House-Seekers

The Summer Foundation launched The Housing Hub website in August 2017, to connect people with disability to suitable housing vacancies. Read more >

Separating Housing and Support

Separating tenancy and personal support is critical to enabling choice and control for people with disability. The NDIA has indicated that in the short term tenancy and support should be ‘separable’, and that over time personal support providers should not also provide housing. Read more >

Finding Tenants for SDA Providers

Building and providing housing for people with disability is one challenge, linking suitable tenants with available accommodation is another. Read more >