The Housing Hub is a new way for people with disability to find suitable housing.

The Housing Hub advertises vacancies for apartments and houses that are owned by housing providers. It also has a library of useful information about housing options and planning your move.

Vacancies may include existing Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) properties, new SDA builds, non-SDA supported accommodation, private rental, and properties for sale. The range of vacancies will continue to grow as the website develops.

Housing providers (including developers of Specialist Disability Accommodation) can advertise their properties for free until the end of February 2019 by filling out the sign-up form.

The Housing Hub was funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) Sector Development Fund as a pilot project in 2017, and in the first year has expanded from a few small regions to include housing located in many states across Australia. It is essential to try and capture the sort of accommodation people are seeking, so that information about housing demand can be provided to government and private developers,  leading to more accessible housing builds.

The Summer Foundation began in 2006. We are working to solve the issue of people aged under 65 having to live in aged care. Like everyone else, young people with disability should have the right to choose where they live and who they live with. They deserve to be properly supported to make these choices.

We think that the issue of younger people having to live in aged care can be solved within the next 10 years – if everyone works together.