Housing assistance

Housing assistance can provide vital support for people with disability who live in a household that cannot meet the costs of accessing or maintaining housing.

Housing assistance can be short or long-term and can vary depending on the needs of the person and/or household. It is generally provided through:

In addition to mainstream housing assistance, several initiatives are aimed specifically at people with disability. This includes Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) provided though the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Up to 28,000 participants estimated to have a significant functional impairment and/or very high support needs will be eligible for SDA once NDIS implementation is complete (NDIA 2019).

Where can I find out more?

Detailed data tables are available online at Data.

More information on:


NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) 2019. National Disability Insurance Scheme—COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report 31 December 2018. Canberra: NDIA. https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/publications/quarterly-reports