Cerebral Palsy housing and protection

Here's a list of services that can assist you with safe and affordable housing, including disability housing.


Nest is an online tool for people with disability and providers of disability housing. Nest matches people with disability to homes that meet their needs, support requirements and lifestyle choices. Nest makes it easy for providers to shortlist eligible applicants and quickly fill vacant properties and rooms. With listings from disability housing providers, community and social housing providers, real estate agents and private landlords, Nest is the go-to website for people with disability looking for a home. 


WelcomeMat is a tenant-matching platform for affordable rental housing. Affordable rental housing is for people with incomes that are very low, low or moderate. The rent for these studios, units and houses will be at least 20% less than market rent. Most affordable rental housing is managed by not-for-profit community housing providers. Each property has its own eligibility criteria, and the providers assess applications against this criteria.

Housing Hub

Housing Hub is a website with an online search for housing options in Australia for people with disability.

Provides an online search for housing options to rent or buy by state, suburb, or postcode in Australia. Properties may include existing Supported Disability Accommodation (SDA) properties, new SDA builds, non-SDA supported accommodation, private rental, and properties for sale. Includes links to resources about housing options and planning a move for people with disability or their parents/carers

Rent Choice Start Safely

The NSW Government has a rental assistance program called Start Safely. It provides rent support to people who do not have a stable and secure place to live due to domestic or family violence.
Start Safely can help if you:

  • are escaping domestic or family violence
  • are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • are income eligible
  • are willing to engage with support services (if recommended)
  • can work towards financial independence

If you would like to apply for Start Safely or just want to know more, call the Housing Contact Centre on 1800 422 322.   

Commonwealth Rent Assistance

Rent assistance is a non-taxable income supplement payable to eligible people renting privately. It is payable at the rate of 75c for every dollar of rent payable above the rent threshold until maximum rate of payment is reached.

National Rental Affordability Scheme

This government program creates additional affordable rental properties by providing annual financial incentives. The incentive is issued to housing providers to provide affordable rental dwellings at least 20% below market rates.

Wesley Mission tenancy assistance

Wesley Mission can help you access practical support and services to avoid rent arrears, eviction, and potential homelessness, including:

  • crisis payments to pay outstanding rent
  • financial counselling
  • family support services
  • mental health services
  • referrals to other relevant services.

Email:  homelessservices@wesleymission.org.au or call: 1300 259 789

Link2Home telephone service

Link2home is the statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service. It brings together several homelessness telephone services.

 Link2home is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. From 9am to 10pm daily, Link2home provides callers with information, assessments and referrals to homelessness support and accommodation services across NSW. Between the hours of 10 at night and 9 in the morning, Link2home provides information and assessment only and will refer people to emergency services if required. Referral to accommodation and support services will not be possible during these hours. 

Callers to Link2home will receive one or more of the following:

  • information about local services
  • an assessment to determine what kind of help is needed
  • referral to appropriate specialist homelessness services, support services, temporary accommodation and/or other services.
  • Link2home also provides information about homelessness services across NSW to providers and homelessness advocates acting on behalf of clients.

Call Link2home on 1800 152 152.

NDIS Housing Advice Line

The Housing Hub have a free NDIS Housing Advice Line that operates Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm (AEDT). The line has been established to support you and your supporters to:

  • Understand NDIS home and living options
  • Access information about home and living supports
  • Receive information on the process to apply for NDIS home and living supports

When you call the NDIS Housing Advice Line you will speak to an NDIS housing specialist who will be able to understand your specific needs and connect you with further information or resources as required

Phone: 1300 61 64 63

Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services

The TAAS provides free information, advice, and advocacy to NSW renters. They currently support all regions of NSW, and have Aboriginal TAASs to assist the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals. 

Private Rental Subsidy for Disability

The private rental subsidy assists people to access affordable accommodation in the private rental market. It provides individuals medium-term accommodation until an offer of social housing can be made. 

Sydney Homelessness Early Intervention Service

Service partners identify people at risk of homelessness as early as possible, and then provide assistance, support, case management and brokerage. It also works with individuals in unsuitable or unsafe accommodation to find suitable and long-term accommodation.  

Last updated Wednesday 7th February 2024