The Evolution of Gateway Housing

Milestones

Gateway Housing's Evolution

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.

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.

Charity
Gateway Housing is a charity

We become an incorporated association and registered charity.

Wynnum Road Premises
1098 Wynnun Road Premises

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ann Davis

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

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.

Name Change to Gateway Housing

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