News and opinion on housing for people with disability.

Supreme Court rules that bedroom tax discriminated against people with disabilities

Social housing tenants who were judged to have a ‘spare’ bedroom had their housing benefits payments cut. This has been challenged for some cases.

Proposed focus areas on the NDIS by Australian Human Rights Commission

A discussion paper has been released by the Australian Human Rights Commission stating the areas of focus by the Commissioner for the NDIS.

Far more disabled people living in slum housing than rest of...

Disabled people are twice as likely to live in slum, run down housing than the rest of the population affecting general health, mental health and quality of life.

Looking for a nursing home place for your parent with dementia?...

Six keys things to consider when faced with the responsibility of finding the right nursing home for a parent with dementia.

Ditching Logan’s public-private regeneration sets Queensland back on social and affordable...

The prospect of a massive increase in public affordable housing for the disabled in Queensland has been destroyed by the Queensland Government by abandoning a major project.

My eight year search for affordable accessible and disability friendly housing

Read a detailed account of a lengthy, stressful and frustrating search for disability friendly, accessible housing.

Myth-Busting – Four rumours about home accessibility

An accessible home is a home like any other, and requires attention to style, design, comfort and function like all houses.

Collaboration addresses need for sustainable and Innovative Disability housing

An example of an innovative disability housing solution that provides a sustainable and affordable housing solution.

Concerns about ‘culture of cover-ups’ in disability group homes

Parents of disabled people in group homes say they are concerned a culture of covering up serious incidents and avoiding police scrutiny pervades the sector.

Adam Who Has Autism moves into his own home

Read how Adam who has autism designed a housing solution for himself using available funding.