What we do
inhousing is an innovative social enterprise, established to provide and assist people living with disability to access appropriate housing. Our approach is grounded in the belief that good housing is paramount to people's lives.
We strive to raise the bar of contemporary disability housing by building great accessible homes that surpass the previous standards. We seek to positively influence disability housing policy and to lead sector reform in partnership with others. The way we provide great homes is by first learning about the unique needs of individuals. This enables us to provide tailored contemporary housing solutions for each person.
We build our homes in locations that enable our tenants to connect to the wider community. We design dwelling features that enhance our tenants’ capacity and reduce their reliance on external personal support. We respect and show consideration for the personal preferences of our tenants. We encourage our tenants to express themselves and their personalities and to make decisions that relate to their home.
inhousing works directly with tenants living with disability or if they choose, their family and friends to:
- support and build their capacity to understand their rights and fulfil their housing related responsibilities.
- design and manage dwellings in a manner and location which enhances and encourages welcoming homes, where relatives and friends can engage socially, and if appropriate, provide freely given support.
- transact tenancy related administration, maintenance or modification requests.
- assist with future housing planning and decision making.
inhousing works with Personal Support Providers to:
- support and build the capacity of people living with disability to understand their housing rights and fulfil their responsibilities.
- support a separation of housing and support functions, to ensure the person living with disability has greater control of their house and it remains their home.
- work with tenants to operate as effectively as possible within NDIS framework (financial, human resources, capacity to provide particular service models).
- support people living with disability being at the forefront of deciding and determining who they should be living with and if they want to share or are compatible.
- recognise that in some circumstances a person living with disability may choose to have little or no active involvement in decisions relating to their housing circumstance for a period or to defer or be involved in a supported decision making process. We believe that just because an individual has not historically exercised, or been allowed to exercise their rights, should not change access to these rights, now and in the future.
- operate least restrictive practices and in a manner consistent with NDIS Quality and Safeguarding requirements
- operate in a manner which is discrete and provide a small organisational footprint in a person’s home.
- support a mature accommodation market, which enables an individual who is unhappy with their arrangements to exercise their right to negotiate to resolve