The state’s stretched housing sector will come under even more pressure over the next five years as people with disabilities enter the rental market under an NDIS goal which encourages independent living.
The National Disability Insurance Agency, which administers the NDIS, estimates up to 122,000 people with disabilities will need housing by 2020.
About 40,000 people with disabilities in NSW are expected to seek affordable and accessible housing once they transition to the NDIS.
Figures released by the NSW government last week show there are more than 59,000 applicants waiting for social housing.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald