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Home Modification Guidelines 2017 (Revision 1)

Authors: NSW Land and Housing Corporation
Published: 27th February 2017
Audience: Consumers, Government/NGOs/Peaks, Industry


The Home Modifications Guidelines (HMG) is to assist LAHC Asset staff in managing tenant requests for home modifications to meet the disability needs of tenants before and after the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

It is not intended to be used for tenant requests for alterations to meet non-disability needs. Modifications for non-disability purposes should be assessed in accordance with the NSW Land and Housing Corportation Alterations to a Home Policy and processes.
The HMG applies to all properties owned by NSW Land and Housing Corportation, whether managed by FACS or a Community Housing Provider.

The Home Modifications Guidelines (HMG) provides clear guidance as to the suitability of modification to all Land and Housing Corporation properties and the appropriate allocation of financial responsibility between Land and Housing Corporation and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
It is important to note that NSW Land and Housing Corportation deems the OT as the expert in the recommendations for the client, with the Appendix 1 being a required summary format to list their modification recommendations to assist LAHC Program staff to operationalise.

Table of Contents

1.1 Purpose
1.2 The National Disability Insurance Scheme
1.3 LAHC Processes
1.4 LAHC NDIS Business Rules
2 Modification Request
2.1 Tenant Requests
2.2 Assessment of tenant requests
3 Schedule of Modifications (SoM)
4 Glossary or Terms
Appendix 1 – Occupational Therapist Report- Summary of
Recommendations for Home Modifications

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