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Community housing and specialist disability accommodation

Community housing and specialist disability accommodation

We lend to community housing providers to help build affordable and social housing for people who need it, and to specialist disability accommodation providers that build homes suited to people with complex care needs.

What is your money supporting?

By banking with us, your money helps create positive impact.

Community housing
We lend to community and social housing which provide long term, affordable housing to people at risk of homelessness, or experiencing disadvantage.

Specialist disability accommodation (SDA)
We also lend to SDA which is accommodation that involves specialist designs, locations or features that make it easier to for people with complex needs to live independently.

We were the first bank in Australia to lend to organisations building specialist disability accommodation (SDA). The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has introduced SDA funding for people who have high support needs, so we also lend to individuals who want to purchase their own SDA, ensuring it’s an amount they can afford to repay.

A snapshot of what we lend to:

Women’s Property Initiatives

Women’s Property Initiatives builds affordable and long-term homes for low income single women and single mothers.

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MS Queensland

MS Queensland constructs specifically designed accommodation so people with multiple sclerosis can live independently.

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Why this is important

We believe it’s important to support vulnerable people or people experiencing disadvantage to live in housing that’s affordable and suits their needs.

We’ve listened to individual and community customers who’ve told us supporting essential housing is an important element of responsible banking. We’ll continue to support this sector to increase the number of Australians who can access stable and affordable housing no matter their situation.

Find out more about what we do and don't lend to

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