About Gill Bates Housing Initiative

Specialising in housing accommodation for the aged and disadvantaged


The Gill Bates Housing Initiative was founded on the strategic idea that everyone deserves safe and affordable housing. Gill Bates Housing Initiative works with individuals and families who have been missplaced by violence, separation, income disparity, old age, and/or mental illness.

We assist by indentifying, responding and obtaining lucrative housing opportunities for the ones who need it most. We especially give immediate attention to individuals and families facing critical life events such as the breakdown of interpersonal relationships, unemployment or sickness that may lead to homelessness through eviction.


  • Lack of household resources
  • Critical life events
  • Mental illness
  • Physical disabilities
  • Shortage of arrodable housing/li>
  • Unemployment and poverty
  • Family violence
  • Lack of education
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Affordable Housing

The overall proportion of home ownership has declined over the last 20 years, while the amount of households with a mortgage continues to increase. Locating stable housing will assist in the support of maintained employment, proper health and nutrition, and improvements in education.

Financial Assistance

Housing costs are a major expense for those on low incomes. Meeting rental costs or mortgage repayments can be a strain on personal finances. Similarly, for those who aspire to home ownership, saving a deposit and accessing finance can be difficult. Governments provide a range of financial support to make it easier for people to access affordable housing.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Some of the Legislation that applies to Counsellors includes, but not limited to:

  • Disability discrimination Act 1992
  • Disability services Act 1991
  • Aged Care Act 1997
  • Home and Community Care Act (HACC) 1985
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act
  • Age Discrimination Act 2004
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975
  • Privacy Act 1988
  • Fair Work Act 2009
  • Children and Young Persons’ Act 2008
  • Safe Work Australia Act 2009
  • WHS Act 2011
  • Family Law Act 1975
  • Universal declaration of human rights 1948
  • Conventions of the Right of the Child Treaty 1989
  • Conventions of the Right of Persons with Disabilities 2008