Appropriate disability accommodation has been a longstanding issue in the Australian Community and has restricted the choice of both living arrangements and location for people with disabilities. The inclusion of disability accommodation provisions and housing in the NDIS funding model through the provision of Supported Independent Living (SIL), Individual Living Options (ILO), Assistive Technology (AT) and Specialty Disability Accommodation (SDA) has been a welcomed one. However, slow budget approvals have left a transition gap between previously grant funded accommodation arrangements and those under the new funding model, leaving many participants without appropriate accommodation or supports. Furthermore, the accessible housing market is underdeveloped and, while recent changes will assist its development, these will likely be insufficient to meet the growing demand in the short- to medium-term.
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