In The Media | 16 February 2016

NDIS: Majority of people will not receive housing support, working group finds

At least 45,000 people with disabilities will remain in unsatisfactory housing under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), according to a disability working group.

That ranges from nursing homes, to living with aging parents, and even homelessness.

While the key aim of the NDIS is to provide participants with independent living, the majority of people with disabilities will not receive housing support.

Housing experts believe 110,000 people need appropriate accommodation, meaning about 40 per cent will miss out on the help they need.