Australia has an accessible housing crisis. By 2020, if nothing changes more than 100,000 people participating in the NDIS could be without access to adequate, accessible, affordable housing.
Housing development has a long lead time. The longer policy makers take to formulate a housing strategy the greater the risk that demand for housing will overwhelm the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) capacity to deliver.
It’s been more than twelve months since the NDIA completed a report canvassing the options for housing, yet it still hasn’t been released. Without this options paper the disability community is being denied the opportunity to participate in the co-design of the NDIS housing strategy.
NDS is proud to be part of the community campaign calling on the NDIA to make disability housing a priority.
To assist this campaign NDS has released a paper in NSW (PDF 155KB, DOC 138KB) on how the social housing system can better support people with disability. NDS has also provided the Every Australian Counts campaign with access to research and the support of our sector development staff.
NDS is now calling on our members to get behind this campaign. We need you, your staff and the people you support to participate.
The Every Australian Counts team have created a simple online action that sends an email to David Bowen the CEO of the NDIA. The email is calling on the NDIA to take housing policy out of the too hard basket.
You can support the campaign by visiting the Every Australian Counts Website.
Contact information: Ken Baker, Chief Executive, 02 6283 3203, firstname.lastname@example.org
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