Wanted: a matchmaker for people seeking affordable, accessible housing

There are calls for an online register of accessible housing to help people living with disabilities find suitable and affordable housing.

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute estimates up to 120,000 people registered for the National Disability Insurance Scheme are unable to find affordable housing with features meetings their needs, such as ramps, elevators, wide doorways or railings.

“Vendors typically don’t advertise such features, that’s one problem,” Dr Andrea Sharam, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design and Social Context at RMIT University, told SBS News.

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Source: SBS News