Policy library

Policy, research and good practice work forms a major part of Shelter's efforts to address and find solutions for homelessness and housing issues. In this section you can browse through the reports, factsheets, briefings and policy consultation responses that we produce.

All policy documents

Research: Who do ownership products risk leaving behind

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2016

Current government support for affordable housing is largely reserved for sub-market ownership schemes. This research represents the first in-depth look at the working privately renting households these products are likely to leave behind. It finds that differences between regions mean a one-size fits all approach to solving the housing crisis and boosting home ownership will not work. Read summary and download 

Briefing: The case for greater land market transparency

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2016

The lack of transparency in the land market is a serious barrier to building more homes in England. Shelter is calling on the Government to open up all land data held by the public sector, to let innovation flourish, allow the market to work more efficiently, and get more homes built. Read summary and download 

Briefing: The Living Home Standard

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Published:  November 2016

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Letter: Opening up the Land Registry

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2016

Joint letter from a coalition of organisations to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy calling for the opening up of the Land Registry. Read summary and download 

Research: Desperate to Escape - the experiences of homeless families in emergency accommodation

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Published:  November 2016

Fifty years since Shelter was first founded, the country is once again in the grip of a housing crisis, with a new family becoming homeless every 10 minutes. In this report homeless parents tell us what it’s like to live in emergency accommodation: how it affects their day-to-day life, and the impact it is having on them and their children. Read summary and download 

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