Your questions answered
For more than 40 years we’ve been helping people into housing that perfectly suits their lifestyle. We’ve answered many questions along the way, and we’re here to answer yours too.
What is Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is for people who cannot live in mainstream housing because they have extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.
It allows people with a disability to live more independently in a place they would like to live.
Am I eligible for SDA Housing?
Firstly, you need to be on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and meet the criteria of SDA Housing to be eligible.
Your NDIS plan must include approval for SDA. Contact your support coordinator to check if you are unsure.
Some of the criteria to be eligible for SDA include:
- You must be under 65 years old.
- You must be a resident of Australia.
- Your condition is likely to be lifelong and stops you from doing everyday things by yourself.
How much does it cost? Do I have to pay?
Our service to you is completely free.
A non-profit fund owns the house, so you pay nothing for the construction.
Once built, the house is rented to you as a long-term tenant.
Your NDIS plan will include annual funding to pay your rent. It is calculated based on the location and size of the property and level of accessibility.
How does SDA Australia Group help?
SDA Australia Group is a private development company, funded by a non-profit organisation that shares our vision for high quality disability housing. We believe everybody deserves to live in a quality forever home that allows you to simply be you. No more being shifted around from home to home, never knowing where you’ll be placed or who you’ll be placed with.
SDA Australia Group builds accessible houses, villas and apartments where you feel safe, secure and comfortable. Providing you with the opportunity to live independently and be in control of your own full, vibrant life.
All properties are built to NDIS SDA 2020 Design Standards, Platinum or Silver Standard and each is designed to meet required levels of accessibility and support including High Physical Support, Fully Accessible, Improved Liveability and Robust.
What happens as I get older and need aged care?
Living in an SDA Australia Group home means that you’ll never have to move into an aged care facility. This is your forever home. And we really mean it. So when it comes to that time in your life, you’ll be able to stay put, where you feel most at home, and the care will come to you.