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.
It is estimated that $700 million a year will eventually be spent on SDA payments as part of the NDIS. SDA payments, which are paid directly to the housing provider, are designed to stimulate a new market in specialist disability housing.
Find out more about SDA in the resources listed below.
This resource provides an overview of housing options, including Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The role of SDA is explained along with how SDA payments, provided in an individual participant’s plan, flow through to a registered provider of SDA housing.
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FAQs for SDA providers
The Housing Hub has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to provide information for SDA providers.
View the FAQs
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.
You can find out more in this report:
Specialist Disability Accomodation Supply in Australia: January 2021
Previous editions of this report can be downloaded below:
Specialist Disability Accomodation Supply in Australia: March 2020
Specialist Disability Accomodation Supply in Australia: March 2019
Connecting Developers and Housing Seekers
The Summer Foundation launched the Housing Hub website in August 2017, to connect people with disability to suitable housing vacancies.
View the Housing Hub
Welcome Home – compliance training
Welcome Home is a package of compliance education resources for registered providers of Specialist Disability Accommodation.
The package includes training modules, management tools and audio-visual resources. They are designed to help tenancy management staff, Board and executive team members understand their service obligations under the SDA Practice Standards and explore a rights-based approach to service delivery.
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Shanais on living independently
Shanais describes how life changing it is to be living independently in an accessible apartment in Melbourne.
Carol & Kevin support their daughter through her SDA journey
Kirby had to move home to live with her parents after her injury. It was always Kirby’s dream to return to independent living. Carol and Kevin share their journey of supporting Kirby through the SDA process.