A new disability support organisation is hoping to roll out 500 affordable two-bedroom units to plug a perceived gap in accommodation availability for people with disability who wish to live independently.
Supported Affordable Accommodation Trust (SAAT) on Monday unveiled its first prototype which will be used at a development in Glenorchy.
The unit was designed by businessman Bob Gordon who was inspired by his own difficulty to get suitable supported accommodation for his son.
The initial building will be leased to Mosaic Support Services who will sublet to people with a disability, supported by funding through their National Disability Insurance Scheme support plan.
Supported Affordable Accommodation Trust spokesman Ralph Doedens said there were plans to see nine units placed in Launceston and 12 in Devonport in the future.