Invest in low-risk Fully Accessible disability housing
Set yourself up for 20 years of passive income and change lives for Australians with a disability.
By downloading our eBook you will learn about what a Fully Accessible SDA home is, its design features, current supply and demand of the market, potential yields, and more.
5,200 Australians require a Fully Accessible SDA home.
By 2030, it is expected over 52,000 Australians with a disability – or NDIS participants – may be eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding from the Australian government. Around 10%, or 5,200 of these people, are expected to require a Fully Accessible home within the next eight years.
Although Fully Accessible dwellings make up around 14% of all SDA homes Australia-wide, there will always be scope for Fully Accessible for two reasons:
- NDIS participants funded for another SDA category, such as Improved Liveability, can reside in a Fully Accessible home. Improved Liveability is the largest category funded by the government, being 70% of all the people with SDA funding.
- Some NDIS participants funded for Improved Liveability may find their physical deterioration in the future, which means they may qualify to ‘upgrade’ to Fully Accessible funding.
What is NDIS SDA?
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a range of housing designed for NDIS participants, or people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. SDA dwellings have accessible features to help residents live more independently and allow other supports to be delivered better or more safely. There are four categories of SDA dwellings – Fully Accessible, High Physical Support, Improved Liveability, and Robust.
What is Fully Accessible design SDA? Who is it for?
A Fully Accessible home is explicitly designed for NDIS participants with significant physical impairment, who require a high level of physical access features. It is for someone who experiences an extreme or complete loss of the ability to perform one or more self-care or self-management functions. This can include mobility, eating, toileting or managing behaviour.
Fully Accessible SDA dwelling must have external doors and outdoor private areas to be accessible by wheelchair; kitchen sink, cooktop, meal preparation bench area to be accessible in a seated or standing position; bathroom vanity to be accessible in seated or standing position, power supply to doors and windows, and more.
Achieve $70,000 to $94,000 gross annual income
On average, you can achieve up to $120,000 per year gross income, with 3 tenants in your Fully Accessible house. You can achieve $92,000 per year with 2 tenants.
Fully Accessible SDA apartments can return up to $83,000 for a single tenant and up to $98,000 for 2 tenants gross income.
Secure rental income for 20 years
The Australian Federal Government has allocated $700 million annually for the next 20 years to fund SDA to attract investment and develop SDA homes, including Fully Accessible.
‘Rents’ are paid by the Government to the property owner via the Participant’s NDIS funding plan.
Given SDA properties are purpose-built for people with disability, most tenants will want to rent an SDA property to become their forever home, which essentially means long-term lease periods.
A significant social impact
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index research shows that there is a connection between our homes and our well-being. By investing in an SDA property, you change someone’s life for the better.
Currently, many Australians with disability are residing in Aged Care Facilities, Hospitals and other Institutional Settings or in inappropriate homes, which misalign with their needs and goals in life for independent living.
As a Fully Accessible SDA property owner, you allow Australians with significant physical impairment to maximise their independent lifestyles and inclusion in the community.
Purpose-built homes promote opportunities for social and economic participation, enhance self-determination, and create conditions for NDIS Participants to lead vibrant, safe, and independent lives.
Why Choose Us
At the NDIS PROPERTY AUSTRALIA, we provide an honest, quality and value-adding property consultancy service to the Specialist Disability Accommodation investor market within the NDIS sector. Our team of consultants will work hard behind the scenes to ensure every step of your NDIS property investment is made right.
We help you identify your investment goals.
We inform you about available SDA properties and locations.
We guide you through financing options available to you.
We keep you updated on the NDIS property market demand.
We assist you with SDA property purchase from start to finish.
We engage you with the providers who will help you find tenants for your SDA property.
The best of many NDIS SDA property advisors
Minh came up as the best of many NDIS SDA property advisers/agents out in the market. He’s highly responsive, professional, conscientious and very helpful. Minh’s advice was accurate and the properties in his portfolio represent good value. There is no pressure sales tactic and his Excel-ready reckoners provide concise information to help make decisions. Definitely recommend him.
-Aashish “Ash” G
Invaluable fact-based advice and experience
Hall Property Solutions (HPS) has worked with Minh for several years and can attest to his level of industry knowledge, connections and professional nature when dealing with clients. Working within the SDA sector comes with its fair share of hurdles, however, Minh’s fact-based advice, experience and collaboration with the various stakeholders required to be successful have proven to be invaluable for several HPS projects. I highly recommend Minh and NDIS Property Australia to anyone seeking to invest in NDIS-funded SDA property.
Managing Director & Senior Development Manager, Hall Property Solutions
I could take the right decision with the correct information at hand.
I was lucky to have found Minh Le while doing a property search for NDIS securities. I was immediately impressed with his pleasant personality. He was very forthcoming with answers to all my queries. He guided me well so I could take the right decision with all the correct and relevant information at hand. He never shied away from talking or texting back in spite of his busy schedule. Very unlike any other agent. He has a wealth of knowledge. I would suggest if anybody is planning to buy NDIS property to definitely speak to him first. Thanks Minh Le.
About NDIS Property Australia
At NDIS PROPERTY AUSTRALIA, we are passionate about Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and we want to inspire as many people as possible to work towards a future where all the Australians with disability have access to housing that meets their individual needs.
We are a purpose-led and values-driven organisation that believes in doing the right thing, both for investors and for the SDA participants within the NDIS.
Our team would welcome the opportunity to work with you to ensure we achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone involved.
Fully Accessible Design Features
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The SDA HOUSING Podcast series covers a wide range of topics from information about how we work with all stakeholders in sourcing and delivering brand new SDA properties which are SDA compliant, to general information about the NDIS, and statistics about Specialist Disability Accommodation in the NDIS sector.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is SDA housing a good investment?
The approach to SDA funding has been to make investing in accommodation designed for people with disability (NDIS participants) both commercially viable and attractive for investors. NDIS SDA housing is attractive to investors who want a long-term, steady income while receiving market-beating yields.
SDA properties are being built in high-demand areas where clients are already investing.
What is the maximum number of tenants can I get in my Fully Accessible property?
Three tenants are the maximum number you can house per property, plus an on-site care provider. However, given the mobility limitations of Fully Accessible participants (i.e. the use of wheelchairs), the optimum number would be 1 or 2 tenants per dwelling.
What residence type can a Fully Accessible dwelling be?
A Fully Accessible dwelling can be an apartment, villa, townhouse or house provided a safe, continuous step-free accessway is in place. Any dwelling with multiple levels, i.e. apartment, must be serviced by a wheelchair-accessible elevator.
What land and location are best suited for building a Fully Accessible property?
A block of land has to be very flat with ideally a minimum 15-meter frontage. The location needs to take into consideration the proximity of community facilities, shops, public transport and medical facilities. Adequate onsite parking is essential for carers, family and friends.
Learn about Fully Accessible homes
By downloading our free Fully Accessible eBook, you will learn in more detail about:
- What are Fully Accessible (FA) design homes.
- Design principles and features of FA homes.
- Demand from NDIS participants and the current supply of FA homes.
- NDIS funding for participants in FA homes.
- What kind of people with a disability qualify for FA funding?
- Income and yields for various tenancy mixes.
- Pros and Cons of investing in FA homes.
- Why should you consider a FA property as an investor?