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.

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.

You can read more about the new SDA market in our joint report with PwC, NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation: Pathway to a Mature Market.

About SDA

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. Read more >

FAQs for SDA providers

The Summer Foundation has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to provide information for providers and those considering SDA. Read more >

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 >

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.  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 >