The Housing Hub is a new website that links people living with disability to housing vacancies from a range of providers.
Launched in August 2017, The Housing Hub also offers a library of information about housing options, to help people plan for and find the right housing solution for them.
The Housing Hub listings include various types of accessible housing, including NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) opportunities. People who are eligible for SDA payments can submit expressions of interest for suitable SDA vacancies.
The Housing Hub currently lists vacancies in various areas throughout Victoria and New South Wales, and plans to expand the site to other parts of Australia are underway. The number of vacancies listed will continue to grow in coming weeks and months.
To find out more, go to thehousinghub.org.au
We are very excited to share the news that the Summer Foundation’s Hunter Housing Project (Belle Apartments) has won the 2017 NSW Disability Inclusion Award in the residential development category.
Check out our recent media coverage in the Australian Financial Review.
On ABC News Lateline, reporter Norman Hermant explored how private developers can become involved in the NDIS housing market. Housing developer Grocon recently signed a contract with Summer Housing to build 11 apartments in a new medium density development in Melbourne.
WATCH THE LATELINE STORY
A joint message from Di Winkler (Summer Foundation CEO and Founder) and Simon McKeon AO (Summer Housing Chair)
Young people with disability living in nursing homes are one of the most marginalised and isolated groups of people in our society. More than half of them (53%) receive a visit from a friend less than once a year. They generally lead impoverished lives, characterised by loneliness and boredom.
These problems affect more than 6,200 people under the age of 65 who are stuck in nursing homes. Another 200 people under 50 are admitted to nursing homes each year, where they live with people in their 80’s.