The Housing Hub
On the Housing Hub, you can look for a home that suits your access needs. You can create a ‘Housing Seeker profile’ by answering questions about where you want to live, what accessibility and other features you are looking for and who you’d like to live with.
Once your Housing Seeker profile is created, the Housing Hub will search through the 1,000+ listings on the site and only show properties that are a good match for your profile. For each listing the Hub will show a ‘Suitability Score’, which lets you know how closely the property matches your profile. If you want, the Housing Hub can also automatically send you an email when a home that is a good match for your profile gets listed.
Instructions for using the Housing Hub
This webpage has instructions for how to use the Housing Hub: www.housinghub.org.au/resources/category/housing-seeker-profile, including a step-by-step video.
Working out where you want to live
If you are moving out of your parent’s home for the first time, or you haven’t moved home in a while, then it is worth having a good think about what you want and need in your new home before you start looking. A good way to start is to watch the short video on this page: www.housinghub.org.au/resources/article/where-can-i-live
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
SDA is housing that has been specially designed for people with very high disability support needs. We have created a series of videos and factsheets about SDA. Start here: www.housinghub.org.au/resources/article/what-is-sda
A number of free workshops are currently running nationally that support people with disability and their carers to understand their housing options and NDIS housing related funding. The link is here: https://www.housinghub.org.au/news
Our team also works with values based SDA providers who have SDA vacancies and we can assist you to apply for a property that is right for you and assist you throughout your SDA journey.
We have also just launched a SDA Housing Advice Line which would be helpful for anyone wanting more information about SDA. The number is 1300 616 463.