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At ActiveSDA, we develop, supply and manage quality housing for people living with disability who are eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funded by the NDIS. 

Our service is dedicated to connecting people with disability to the housing and supports they need live to the life they want. 

Our multi-disciplinary team is high-qualified, experienced and passionate about providing housing solutions that empower people to live a more independent lifestyle and participate in their community. 

Our custom homes, units, apartments and shared living options are designed in line with the SDA Design Standard and NDIS Practice Standards. 

We also offer tenancy and property management that takes the hassle out of managing an SDA property portfolio with a seamless service that meets the client’s needs and regulatory requirements.  

With more than two decades of industry experience, we’re experts in the field.  

ActiveSDA services 

  • Tenancy and property management  
  • SDA housing design and development 
  • Asset management 
  • Tenancy matching and transition coordination
  • Assistive technology and home modifications 
     

ActiveSDA was formerly known as Active Inclusive Community Housing. It is the specialist disability housing division of Haven; Home, Safe.

What is SDA? 

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing that has been tailor-made or modified to enable people with disability who have high-needs to receive the support they need. 

SDA homes come in different in all different sizes and designs, including houses, units, apartments and shared accommodation, to meet a variety of needs.

Funding is only available to a small proportion of NDIS participants, who have an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs that meet specific eligibility criteria. 

Eligible participants receive the funding to pay to live in a purpose-built SDA home. Payments are made to the provider of an SDA property by the NDIA when an SDA participant is living in the house. The participant is also required to pay ongoing reasonable rent contributions.

Visit the NDIS website to learn more about SDA funding. 

Meet the ActiveSDA team

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Chris Glennon

Driven by a mission to support people with disabilities to live independently, Chris is responsible for Haven; Home, Safe’s specialist disability housing service, ActiveSDA.

For 16 years, Chris Glennen has been a leader in the disability housing space. Chris’ career includes executive roles at Active Community Housing, Housing Choices Australia and the Disability Housing Trust. He also sat on the board of the Community Housing Industry Association.

Janeen Lynch

Serving as the Executive General Manager of Housing for People with Disability, Janeen Lynch plays a major role in developing specialised accommodation services for people with high support needs.

Janeen is passionate about equal rights for people living with disability and has dedicated the last five years of her 30-year career to improving the quality and accessibility of disability housing in Victoria and Australia-wide.