Navigating NDIS houses for rent for SDA needs
May 29, 2023
Whether you’re ready to get your own pad or looking at renting somewhere new but not sure where to start, we’re here to help! At Aspire Hub, we have a range of high quality, NDIS houses for rent across south east Queensland and Perth. With a friendly team that’s ready to help, we’ll be able to help you find a place to call home.
What’s Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
According to the NDIS, Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a category of housing available for people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. Unlike a traditional home, SDA homes have accessible features to help you live more independently while receiving support. This type of accommodation is entirely accessible and includes built-in features to assist you with your everyday living like ceiling hoists and assistive technology.
Depending on your NDIS plan, additional assistance or support may also be available to ensure you have the help you need and that it’s delivered safely and efficiently in your chosen home.
How do I know if I’m eligible?
Firstly, check your NDIS plan to see if you’re eligible for NDIS SDA. If you’re not sure how to read your plan or need assistance accessing it, reach out to us here.
If you think you, or a loved one, may be eligible for SDA, you should apply to the NDIS. Read more about how to apply, here. You will then be assessed to determine whether you’re considered suitable for SDA housing. You must have extreme functional impairment or very high support needs to be eligible. Typically, an extreme functional impairment means you may have difficulties completing everyday personal tasks, experience difficulties taking care of yourself, or have difficulties moving around independently, you can read more about the NDIS SDA criteria here.
How can Aspire Hub help?
At Aspire Hub, we have a range of high quality, NDIS houses for rent across south east Queensland and Perth. Our homes offer a safe, comfortable place to live and are well-connected to nearby amenities like hospitals, medical centres, parks and shopping centres, so you can continue to live the life you choose and stay connected to your community.
What are the SDA guidelines?
Both the NDIS and Aspire Hub take housing seriously, which is why there’s a particular range of SDA guidelines that a home must meet before being approved for housing. Homes are measured under four key categories: improved liveability, robust, fully accessible and high physical support. An SDA assessor will check the home based on the key design guidelines and ensure the home is fit for use before it’s approved.
What SDA accommodation is available?
At Aspire Hub, we have a growing list of purpose-built Specialist Disability Accommodation spanning southeast Queensland and Perth. So whether it’s Logan, the Gold Coast or the River City, we’ve taken the hard yards out of searching and compiled a list of vacant homes on our site. From here, we’ll let you know the important stuff like the suitable needs, what the key features of the property are, the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and car spaces on the property and the tenant considerations.
The NDIS also have an online SDA finder tool, you can read more about the tool and how to use it for yourself here.
How do I book inspections for NDIS housing rentals?
In our listings, you’ll spot a large orange button with “enquire today” under the property details, click this or our vacancy form to book an inspection or for additional info on the property. Be sure to provide us with the address, the level of support you’re after, what type of funding you have in your plan and when you’re looking to move.
I have a rental home myself, can I rent it out?
You’ll need to reach out to the NDIS first to check that your home meets the SDA guidelines. Providers must be registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and notify the NDIS of a vacant dwelling first. You can find more information on how to enrol your home here.
What if I can’t find a home that suits me?
Currently our list of available homes includes the Gold Coast, Logan city, Ipswich, Brisbane City and most recently, Perth! So, if you can’t find suitable NDIS houses for rent, get in touch with us. As a leading provider of SDA, we’re always on the lookout for new homes and with no wait list, we’re ready when you are!
We hope that helps you navigate Specialist Disability Accommodation and helps you find a home you love. Still have questions? Reach out to us! We know looking for NDIS houses for rent can be tricky and it can also be nerve racking for some, which is why we’re here to help you every step of the way. From identifying what type of support you need, to checking your NDIS funding and plan, and finding you a home that suits your needs and lifestyle, our friendly team are ready and waiting!
You can also see a full list of our current vacancies here or for more on the NDIS’ SDA finder tool, check out our blog article.