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
Shelter welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)'s London Housing Commission, in advance of the 2016 London Mayoral elections. Read summary and download
Drawing on official statistics and analysis, this research finds that Help to Buy has added around £8,250 to the average house price. In other words, it has helped a small number of people to buy, at the expense of worsening the overall affordability crisis for everyone else. Read summary and download
This report sets out what the direct and indirect impact of the government's proposal to force council to sell their low rent homes in high value areas will be. It makes recommendations to scrap the policy. Read summary and download
The following response was issued to the Work and Pensions Committee as part of their inquiry into benefit delivery. Read summary and download
This report analyses the affordability of Starter Homes for three typical household types on various salaries across local authorities in England. Read summary and download