Specialist Disability Accommodation
Access to adequate, accessible, and affordable housing is a fundamental human right. People with disability have more complex living requirements, often resulting in higher costs associated with housing.
In 2013 the Commonwealth Government introduced the National Disability Insurance Scheme (“NDIS”) to address the challenges that surround living with a disability. The NDIS is a complex national reform aimed to shift away from a block funded welfare model of support to a fee for- service market-based approach. One stream of the NDIS addresses housing directly – Specialist Disability Accommodation (“SDA”).
The payment structures from the Commonwealth Government to owners and financiers of SDA are set to compensate investors for the additional design and construction requirements to meet accessibility and support needs.