Community Housing Ltd (CHL) has over 20 years of expertise in the design, development and management of housing for people living with a disability.

Since 1993, CHL has been developing housing for people living with a disability in a range of contexts and locations and for people with a broad spectrum of needs and housing requirements.

CHL is a registered specialist disability accommodation provider under the national disability insurance scheme (NDIS).

We have over 1800 people living with a disability in our housing across Australia


Read the heart-warming story of Janel Manns, CHL tenant living in Specialised Disability Accommodation

Read the story of Geoff Panckhurst, CHL tenant

CHL and the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to over 460,000 Australians under the age of 65, who are living with a permanent and  significant disability. Since 2013, the NDIS has been progressively rolled out through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Under the Scheme, CHL is a registered provider of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

We assist eligible clients via a range of options:

  • We have an in-house NDIS Project Manager to facilitate clients’ experience under the new Scheme.
  • We offer client consultation to navigate the NDIS in relation to your housing requirements.
  • We can liaise with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on your behalf.
  • If you wish, we accompany you during visits at your Local Area Coordinator (LAC).
  • Our designs comply with the requirements for SDA under the NDIS.


Our focus on Accessible housing

CHL has developed new models of housing to support choice and independence for tenants and has constructed housing projects that create vibrant and mixed communities that allow people to connect with the broader community as well as have their own space and amenity. We have been recognised by the Housing Industry Association with awards for housing projects in 2012 and 2014.

Click here to download our CHL Disability Brochure


Our Partnerships

CHL maintains strong partnerships with a range of reputable support providers, private developers and investors, financial institutions, government departments and independent agencies such as the NDIA.

View Our Partners page to view the complete list
 To see some of our award winning special disability accommodations click here

Contact US

If you would like to discuss your housing goals and needs and to get an idea of the solutions we can offer  – please call or email the relevant CHL contact in your state listed below:

 WA James


 (08) 9228 7509  james.butterworth@chl.org.au
 VIC Shari


 (03) 9856 0025  shari.mcphail@chl.org.au
 NSW  Lucy Burgmann  (02) 9891 7600  lucy.burgmann@chl.org.au
 TAS Melissa


 (03) 6323 7222  Melissa.palframan@chl.org.au
 QLD Frank Birkefeld   (07) 4120 0901  frank.birkefeld@chl.org.au
 SA  Gary Storkey  (08) 8210 0236  gary.storkey@chl.org.au