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Wendy Stone

Dr Wendy Stone is Director of the AHURI Research Centre—Swinburne University of Technology. Wendy is a highly experienced applied policy-oriented researcher, specialising in aspects of family and community wellbeing and their intersection with housing and urban issues. Wendy is a leading Australian authority on the concept of social capital and its policy and practice application.
At Swinburne, Wendy has completed research around family housing pathways, housing and social cohesion, low-moderate home ownership and social inclusion. Currently she is principal investigator of AHURI research, examining changes in the private rental system over time and longitudinal analysis of the impact of long-term private rental for tenants and joint investigator to the current AHURI Multi-Year Research ‘Addressing Concentrations of Social Disadvantage’.
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03 May 2017

The concentration of disadvantaged people in certain parts of cities is almost always seen as undesirable by urban researchers and policymakers. But is this always the case?

Our research demonstrates that it isn’t...

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22 Dec 2016

Recent evidence suggests households exposed to unaffordable housing include children, young people and their families. We know remarkably little, however, about the magnitude of this problem, and are only beginning to understand some of the ways these trends affect the childhoods and...

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22 Dec 2016

Many households exposed to unaffordable housing include dependent children and young people (Rowley and Ong 2012; Stone et al 2013). We know remarkably little, however, about the magnitude of this problem, and are only beginning to understand some of the ways these trends affect the...

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30 Aug 2016

This report considers the findings from an evidence-based policy inquiry into individualised forms of housing assistance which assessed whether their implementation could lead to improved services and better outcomes for low-income and vulnerable households. It sets out future policy options...

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04 May 2016

This research recommends that housing assistance be provided under a tenure-neutral model. Currently households with similar needs receive fundamentally different levels and types of housing assistance depending on their housing tenure (i.e. owner, private renter, in social housing etc.) rather...

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05 Feb 2016

The private rental sector has grown significantly and is now home to more than 1.8 million Australian households. This growth has been linked to higher demand from households who are taking longer to save for a house deposit, as well as more strictly rationed public housing. Despite this growth...

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23 Dec 2015

The private rental sector has grown significantly and is now home to more than 1.8 million Australian households. This growth has been linked to higher demand from households who are taking longer to save for a house deposit, as well as more strictly rationed public housing. Despite this growth...

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17 Aug 2015

The research sought to measure  whether lower income households are able to access housing which is ‘affordable’ based on weekly rent of no more than 30 per cent of gross household income and ‘available’ referring to the extent to which affordable dwellings are in fact occupied by lower income...

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10 Jun 2015

The research sought to measure  whether lower income households are able to access housing which is ‘affordable’ based on weekly rent of no more than 30 per cent of gross household income and ‘available’ referring to the extent to which affordable dwellings are in fact occupied by lower income...

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05 Nov 2014

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There has been considerable media exposure in recent years to the contracting opportunities for younger people to become home owners, just as there was at the turn of the millennium. Rising dwelling prices were a problem then as they are now. The language...

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