In The Media | 14 June 2016

National Disability Insurance Scheme racing to meet demand for disability housing

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) faces a huge shortfall in disability housing when it is fully rolled out in 2020.

The NDIS estimates 6 per cent of 460,000 participants will require disability housing.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), which runs the scheme, says costs to meet demand have been factored in to its $22 billion budget.

It estimates at least 27,000 people eligible for the scheme will require specialised disability accommodation (SDA), however most of that housing has not yet been built.

The NDIA is moving to address the disability housing crunch.

Source: abc.net.au