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 physical disability to access housing. The SDA payment is included in eligible participants’ NDIS plans, with the value of the payment dependent on a person’s needs and the dwelling they choose to live in.
For people receiving SDA payments, home ownership may also be an option. The NDIS participant, or their family, can buy a property and use their SDA payments to cover the mortgage.
This resource outlines the steps and requirements involved in using SDA payments to purchase your own property.