Specialist Disability housing stream

Through our disability housing stream, Bridge Housing offers accessible, safe, secure and affordable accommodation so that people with a disability can have greater choice about where they live and access the support services they need to live independent lives and reach their goals.

We work in partnership with a range of disability support services to assist people with a disability to live independently in the community.

Bridge Housing is a Registered Provider of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), and works in partnership with established Supported Independent Living (SIL) providers to deliver sustainable housing to people with SDA funding.

Rent for properties managed through the Specialised Disability Housing Program are usually set according to the Reasonable Rent Contribution (RRC) policy of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Learn more about the rental structure (see page 10)

Group homes transfer

Bridge Housing was recently awarded a package under the NSW Government’s Specialist Disability Services tender in partnership with Achieve Australia.

Specialised Disability Housing is available to people with disability who require a specialised built form due to their extreme or complete functional impairment and/or very high support needs

Bridge Housing will provide the property and tenancy management services for 28 group homes, housing up to 140 residents across North West Sydney. The properties will house people with a disability with complex health and behavioural needs previously housed in large residential centres. Bridge Housing will assume management of the properties from 22 February 2018.

Although rent for properties managed through the Specialised Disability Housing Program are usually set according to the Reasonable Rent Contribution (RRC) policy of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), residents accommodated as part of this Group Home Transfer will have their rent frozen by FACS for the first 5 years, during which time they will only pay:

  • Existing residents: 25% of the single base rate of the Disability Support Pension plus 75% of Commonwealth Rent Assistance
  • New residents: 25% of the single base rate of the Disability Support Pension plus 100% of Commonwealth Rent Assistance

From 23 February 2023, residents rent payments will change to align with the Reasonable Rent Contribution (RRC) policy of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Learn more about the NDIS RRC policy (see page 10).

For this Group Homes Transfer, Achieve Australia is responsible for handling applications for Specialised Disability Housing.