Tino Carusi

Photo of our Founder | SDA Housing Specialist

Enliven Housing



“My greatest strength has always been my mindset in that I’m goal-oriented and view problems as opportunities in disguise. This approach has been pivotal in establishing the foundations of Enliven Housing and building a culture that drives us to do all we can to create viable and long-term housing solutions for more Australians with disability.”

My exposure to the aged-care sector through my father and witnessing the living environment, not only for older people but also for younger individuals in these facilities with disability, was eye-opening. This exposure, along with my experience in the development sector, drove me to create a different SDA model that essentially positioned the participant at the centre of the decision-making process.

As the Founder of Enliven Housing, it’s my duty to continue to keep the organisation ahead of an evolving SDA landscape without ever compromising on our philosophy, culture or values. This is exemplified by the fact that we don’t outsource any aspect of the SDA journey, we utilise a Friendly Landlord model approach to tenancy management and we deliver the highest standard SDA apartments, to ultimately create long-term liveability for all our participants.

Career highlight:

Without doubt, it would be creating Enliven Housing and in doing so, recruiting a team of SDA professionals who are the best at what they do and share my passion and commitment to Australians with disability.

Outside of work:

I’m big into fitness, which includes regularly going to the gym with my two sons. I also love playing guitar and I keep telling myself that I will play more next year but never do.

What super-power would you want?

To fly. I always think about the freedom birds experience with flight.


  • Masters of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Engineering

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