NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) - SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation)

New SDA Homes & New SDA Home & Land Packages

How You Can Help The Community By Investing In NDIS-SDA Homes

What is NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a government initiative implemented to assist people with disabilities to live more independently. Click to get more Information

What is SDA?
Specialist Disability Accommodation is housing created specifically for the participants to live seamlessly in society. This relieves the pressure from aged care residences, where a lot of disabled people are currently being placed as a full-time care option.

What levels of SDA are there?
There are 5 levels of SDA, all of which have different funding support: Basic (modifications to existing Home, if approved), Improved liveability, Robust, Fully Accessible, and High physical support.

Where can I build an SDA home?
There are currently no restrictions on where these houses can be built. We will target the highest demand locations within various estates, in conjunction with the provider's advice.

How much is it to build an SDA home?
This figure will vary by location, lot, and house size particulars. We have Fully Accessible homes turnkey from $345,000, excluding land price.

How long does it take to build?
We offer a guaranteed 20-week build time, though it takes approximately 4-5 months to hand over the property.

Can you convert the home back to a standard 4 bedroom?
Yes. If you wanted to, the property can be readily used as a standard home.

What is the maximum funding available per tenant per room?
Please see the price guide available on the NDIS website. This varies for different locations but outlined clearly using the Price Guide link below:

Link to NDIS SDA Price Guide Info Here

SDA Homes

BASIC SDA INFORMATION

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a range of housing designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high needs. SDA homes are constructed to be more accessible for the participant. They enable better or safer delivery of other supports you may need.

SDA usually involves a shared home with a small number of other people. You might also be able to live in SDA by yourself if that option best meets your needs and circumstances. 

The aim of SDA is to make accessing supports easier. For example, you might need a home with reinforced ceilings so you can get a ceiling hoist installed.  SDA is offered by SDA providers. Providers have to enrol dwellings that meet the requirements of SDA with the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency). 

When we talk about SDA, we mean funding for the cost of the home or building you live in. Usually, you'll still need to pay rent or other personal costs to live in SDA. SDA also doesn’t include the services or support you might get in that home. 

For example, it doesn’t include the cost of a person who helps with personal care. This kind of support comes under personal care supports or other supports in your home.

Other than SDA, the NDIS does not generally fund permanent accommodation. Learn more about housing options and the NDIS.

SDA DESIGN STANDARD

The SDA Design Standard has been developed through extensive consultation across government, private sector, the housing industry and disability organisations. It sets out detailed design requirements that will be incorporated into newly built SDA, seeking enrolment under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

This standard has four categories of SDA design which are set out in the SDA Rules:

  • Improved Liveability - participant having sensory, intellectual, or cognitive impairment. This facility provides special design features such as increased luminance & improved wayfinding, etc
  • Robust - For people with complex behaviours which at times might be considered as a risk to themselves or others. Features include impact-resistant materials, soundproof walls, and laminated glass.
  • Fully Accessible - Platinum standard under "Liveable Housing Australia" for people with significant physical impairment. Features may include wheelchair access, automated doors and windows, etc
  • High Physical Support - This option caters to people needing a high level of personal support. It is a "Fully Accessible Housing specialist design SDA" with added features of ceiling hoist, assistive technology, and household communication technology.

Basic Level: There is also a provision for participants who prefer to remain in their current group home. This would also not include special design features such as ceiling hoists and wheelchair access. See Home Improvement guidelines here!

SDA FAQ's

What Does SDA Funding Support?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions, including assisting with the delivery of supports that cater for their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. These are not support services, but the homes in which they are delivered.

For detailed information on SDA homes go to: Click Here

What is the average return for NDIS?
Returns range between 8% to 14% annually. These figures are net after provider costs and management fees are accounted for.

What is an NDIS Participant?
A 'Participant' is an NDIS-approved tenant.

What is an NDIS provider?
A 'provider' holds a head lease with the government and a direct lease with the investor. They source the Participants and manage the properties much like a property manager.

Can I choose my own NDIS provider?
Yes, you can choose your own provider. We are here to assist where we can by providing referrals, though there is a list of registered providers at the following link: HERE

At what point can my provider start securing Participants?
This will be up to your provider, though an EOI process can be started when you have your approved SDA plans.

What is the average tenancy period?
Usually, tenancy periods are between 5 to 20 years.

What do I need to do once I have decided to proceed with an SDA home?
Contact New Property and Finance Pty Ltd to discuss how we can get you started or call Allan Pearson on 0418 66 11 25.

How do I buy one, two, or more?
We have done the hard work for you to create a streamlined end-to-end process. We can assist with finance, package acquisition (lot, approved plans, and construction), and tenancy. During our call together, we will align you with the best property for your needs.

Ask A Consultant.

Our only goal at New Property and Finance is to give our clients a VIP experience making their new home purchase a reality. If you don't see what you’re looking for in our listings or are interested in a specific area, reach out to one of our real estate experts and we’ll be in touch to answer all your questions.

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THE PROCESS

1 – Initial Appointment

Meet with your New Property and Finance Consultant to discuss your needs and how you may be suitable for a high-performance property.  If all parties determine that we can work together then an NDA and engagement authority is signed.

2 – Determine a Budget

If you are paying CASH, then that will establish your max budget.

Alternatively, if you are needing finance, we will put you in touch with our preferred NDIS - SDA Home Finance broker to establish your budget and obtain a loan pre-approval to establish your budget.

3 – Select a NDIS - SDA Package

In accordance with your budget, New Property and Finance will source a new home package within the high supply/demand locations stipulated by the government. The package will be in close proximity to all required amenities, (e.g. transport, medical facilities, shopping centres, etc.)

Alternatively, you may source a vacant lot and we will design a home packages for you.  

4 – SECURE the NDIS - SDA Package

You (the investor) signs EOI subject to finance and pays the preliminary deposit to secure the package. Contracts are drawn up and sent to you for your assessment and signing.

5 – Contracts Go Unconditional.

Following finance unconditional approval and land settlement, construction commences on your high-performance property.

6 - Meet with A Registered NDIS Provider

We will then introduce you to our preferred provider. Our panel of providers have a proven track record of finding and managing Participants. They will commence an EOI campaign for participants right away, and communicate this to you.

6 - Building Completion

New Property and Finance obtain certification at completion confirming dwelling is approved as a suitable SDA home.

6 - EOI Tenants Sign Leases

in the background, your provider will have leases in place and your participants should be ready to move in soon after certification occurs!

6 - Reward For Helping Your Community

Now you sit back and enjoy the cashflow rewards of a high-performance investment property, with monthly rental income paid by your Provider to your nominated bank account.