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.
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.
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: