The NDIS is a new way of delivering services and support for people with disability in Australia.
People with disability have a range of options when it comes to choosing a place to live, such as:
- Living at home with family
- Living on your own
- Sharing with others
- Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
- Private rental
- Public and social housing.
If you decide to live on your own or share with others, you may still be able to get support from family and friends and/or through paid support that is based on your individual needs.
Some of the options for living on your own include:
- Private rental
- Social housing (public or community housing)
- Movable units
- Home ownership
Some participants may be able to access Specialist Disability Accommodation if they are funded for SDA through the NDIS see Supported Accommodation for more information.
The NDIS website contains general information about housing and the NDIS.
Getting help to find housing
For most participants, the NDIS does not provide funding for housing costs such as rent. However, a small percentage of NDIS participants may qualify for SDA in their plan (the NDIS will provide an annual payment for SDA to the SDA owner and this funding is attached to the individual participant and is portable).
Support providers funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, NDIS or other Australian Government bodies may be able to lodge applications for priority access to social housing on behalf of participants who are homeless, leaving care or living in inappropriate housing.
Housing.vic.gov.au makes it easier to find the right information about housing and housing assistance in Victoria.
This website is the source of information for current public housing renters, potential social housing renters and anyone wanting to know about housing in Victoria.
Try the Housing Options Finder: answer a few questions to see what housing options may be right for you.
Learn more about HousingVic online services.
HousingVic is managed by the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.
The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing is a Victorian Government department that plans, funds and delivers community and housing services.
To learn more, visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing website.