STA & MTA – Flexible Options

We offer flexible tenancy options.

Many SDA providers will only take people with funding already in their plan or only for High Physical Support. We aim to never turn anybody away based on their funding level, or the time it takes to receive their funding form the NDIS. 

We can cater for STA (Short Term Accommodation), MTA (Medium Term Accommodation, in addition to on-going, long term SDA rental agreements.

SDA Long Term

We offer on-going, long-term rental agreements for NDIS Participants who are eligible for SDA Funding in their NDIS plan.

Browse our SDA vacancies or contact our NDIS SDA Accommodation Manager to discuss your housing options.

Short Term Accommodation (STA)

Short Term Accommodation and Assistance is a category of funding under Core Supports – Assistance with Daily Life in an NDIS plan.

Short Term Accommodation (STA) is a time limited activity that can be accessed for when a NDIS participant’s usual supports and/or accommodation are not available. 

Short term accommodation or respite offers an opportunity for people with a disability to explore new environments, meet new people and also allows parents and carers to take some time out.

STA includes all reasonable expenses in a 24 hour period including assistance with daily personal activities, accommodation, food and other activities.

Most short term accommodation packages will be limited to no more than 14 days at a time. If more permanent accommodation options are required Supported Independent Living arrangement will most likely be explored. 

DHC in collaboration with SDA Smart homes has a portfolio of properties built to the High Physical Support SDA specifications, that can be accessed for short stays under Short Term Accommodation and Medium Term Accommodation (see below) depending on eligibility and availability.

DHC has partners with NDIS registered care providers who are committed to ensuring even brief stays in our modern and tech enabled accessible homes will be relaxing and enjoyable. Speak to our Housing Facilitator for further information on vacancies and eligibility.

SIL providers who are interested in partnering with The Disability Housing Centre in an SDA Smart Home can contact our NDIS SDA Accommodation Manager to discuss options for collaboration.

Medium Term Accommodation (MTA)

MTA - what is it/how to access

Funding for Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) is available to NDIS participants who require temporary transitional housing while they wait for their permanent home to become ready or available for use. Typical examples of where MTA might be used include:

  • bridging accommodation for younger participants who are at risk of being admitted to aged care, or those who wish to leave aged care, while they wait for home modifications or identified specialist disability accommodation
  • participants who are ready to leave hospital but are waiting for disability-related home modifications to be completed on their house
  • participants who have been found eligible for specialist disability accommodation but are waiting on a vacancy or build to be completed.

MTA funding is paid from a participant’s NDIS plan under Core Supports and covers daily accommodation costs only for a period of up to three months. The cost of receiving care is separate and paid separately to the service provider who delivers support staff.

The Disability Housing Centre may be able to offer a vacancy in our SDA certified homes on a transitional arrangement in some situations.  If you think this may be a suitable option for you or someone you are supporting, please speak with our NDIS SDA Accommodation Manager for further information.