Specialist Disability Accommodation overview

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions, including to assist with the delivery of supports that cater for their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.

Funding is only provided to a small proportion of NDIS participants with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs who meet specific eligibility criteria.

SDA funding under the NDIS will stimulate investment in the development of new high quality dwellings for use by eligible NDIS participants. SDA funding is not support services, but is instead for the homes in which these services are delivered.

SDA and coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NDIS is working to identify vacancies in SDA dwellings for immediate use by participants awaiting hospital discharge due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Vacancy information shared by providers is being hosted by two existing housing matching platforms: Summer Foundation’s Housing Hub and Northcott Innovation’s Nest .

SDA vacancies are prioritised for cases where eligible NDIS participants require accommodation so they can be discharged from hospital.

For the latest information on the NDIA’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support page.

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    This page current as of
    30 April 2020