Mainstream Housing Options

Mainstream housing is any housing that is not specialist disability accommodation (SDA). It is housing that anyone can live in, whether they have a disability or not.

Most people with disability will not get SDA in their NDIS plan, but still want to choose where they live and who they live with. This guide is for you. It explains the different types of mainstream housing and will help you look for housing that suits you.

This guide is part of a series of guides the Summer Foundation has put together to help people with disability find housing, to give them the best chance to live the life they want.

If you can’t find the right housing because of your disability, you may want to test your eligibility for SDA. You need to have a record of your search for mainstream housing when you apply for SDA. For more on SDA see our SDA Payments Guide.

An RTF version of the document is also available here.