The Evolution of Gateway Housing

Milestones

Gateway Housing's Evolution

1982 Established
Established by local Churches and community

The organisation was established in 1982 by local churches in response to the lack of affordable housing for disadvantaged families in the local area. At this time, it was called the South East Suburban Housing Support Group. The original site of the organisation is 6 Thynne Road, Morningside.

1985 Life Member
Recognising Ted Cullen
Life member of the Gateway Board

Edward (Ted) Cullen joins the Board, to be recognised as a life member in 2000. Ted recommenced volunteer Board duties in 2009 and is a current member, serving Gateway for a total of 26 years.

1991 Charity Status
Charity
Gateway Housing is a charity

We become an incorporated association and registered charity.

2006 Office Move
Wynnum Road Premises
1098 Wynnun Road Premises

After 24 years at the Morningside office we move to 1098 Wynnum Road Murarrie.

2010 Professional Financial Management
Managing Financial Operations
Community Management Solutions

Community Management Solutions is contracted to provide professional accountancy services. Neale Brosnan continues in this role after 10 years of service.

2011 Life member
Life Member of the Board
Life member of the Gateway Board

Rodney Kent is recognized as a life member of the Board of Management, serving between 2000 and 2011.

2014 Loan Service
Interest Free Loans Offered to financially disadvantaged
loans for financially disadvantaged

Gateway receives funding from Brisbane City Council and volunteer fundraising to provide interest free cash loans as an alternative to high interest and Pay Day loan schemes.

2017 NILS Scheme
No Interest Loans Program
Good-Shepherd-Microfinance

From the year 2011 to 2017 the Good Shepherd organisation partnered with Gateway so our service could offer no interest loans (NILS) to the local community.

2018 Remarkable Service
Ann Davis

We thank Ann Davis for 22 years of service, since 1996, as a Family Support worker, as she resigns in November 2018.

2019 Office Move
New offices located at Corporate House
corporate house Murarrie

In October 2019 Gateway Community Group relocates to Corporate House after 12 years at its Wynnum Road site.

2020 Name Change
Name Change to Gateway Housing

In September, the Board of Management approve a new trading name – ‘Gateway Housing’ – to reflect our core service.