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

Briefing: Housing White Paper

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2017

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Briefing: Opposition Day Debate on Homelessness

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2016

This document was prepared to brief MPs ahead of an opposition day debate on homelessness. It provides key statistics on homelessness and looks at the root cause and drivers. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Shelter Services

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2016

This document gives a brief overview of Shelter's services across England and how they can be of use to political audiences. Read summary and download 

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 

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