The Summer Foundation is now offering a Tenancy Matching Service for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) providers.

Utilising our extensive experience and networks, the Summer Foundation can help match you to the most appropriate tenants for your development.

Our Tenant Matching Team can provide you with:

  • community engagement tailored to your property
  • a shortlist of relevant candidates for your vacancy
  • a report with detailed assessment of all identified candidates
  • support and advice – from establishing matching criteria through to making offers to chosen candidates

Finding the right tenants is critical for developers hoping to maximise their investment and provide positive outcomes for people with disability.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) approach to housing has radically changed the way people with disability find housing and the way providers create and manage housing for people with disability.

Managing vacancies in disability accommodation is transitioning from State and Territory governments towards being managed by the market.

Our approach to connecting NDIS participants and housing providers

Utilising our extensive experience and networks, the Summer Foundation can help match you to the most appropriate tenants for your development.

The Summer Foundation has two housing matching initiatives; Tenancy Matching Service (TMS) and the Housing Hub (HH) housing vacancy site. These have been developed to
connect participants and housing providers both for existing and new housing as it becomes available.

The Summer Foundation’s TMS team works directly with SDA providers to shape their tenant selection criteria and provide advice on developing their marketing and promotional materials. Our team advertises vacancies on behalf of providers to promote the vacancies and connect with potential future tenants.

The TMS team assesses applicants and ranks them against the provider’s criteria. It uses a tailored engagement approach to connect to local networks to find potential tenants utilising our internal expertise, knowledge and established processes to match people with disability to housing options. This is a resource intensive service with multiple activity stages required to fill each vacancy.

Benefits of our service

  • Expertise and experience in connecting with hard to reach tenant cohort
  • Established links and networks within the health, disability and aged care sectors
  • Experience in finding and matching tenants across a range of SDA new build developments
  • Internal knowledge and expertise of the NDIS and SDA eligibility requirements
  • Provision of applicant summary reports to support NDIS SDA housing applications
  • Providing a brokerage service that reduces SDA providers’ need to engage in the identification and selection process of potential tenants
  • Prominent listings with the HH

 

Want to find out more?

Housing providers can find out more about the Tenancy Matching Service by downloading our brochure or contacting us directly.

Please complete our TMS Enquiry form and provide us with some information so that we can come back to you with a proposal.

Or contact the Housing Matching Team via phone on 1300 626 560 and speak to Jessie Lewis.  You can also contact us via email tenancymatching@summerfoundation.org.au