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: Hard Pressed Renters - The Forgotten Middle?

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2017

The people coming through our doors to seek help and advice provide Shelter with a real-time picture of the housing crisis. Over the last two years we have analysed feedback from Shelter advice services, YouGov Profiles and polling data to understand low income, hard-pressed private renters – a fast growing group of our clients - and why they are struggling. This document shares findings from those exercises, which have been used to inform our campaigning. Read summary and download 

Consultation response: Fixing our broken housing market

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2017

Shelter's response to the Government's Housing White Paper 2017: Fixing our broken housing market. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Living Rent Homes

Applicable to: 
Published:  May 2017

The next government should commit to an ambitious target of building half a million living rent homes over the next parliament. This would meet the needs of a large proportion of private renters who are unable to afford shared ownership and unlikely to secure a social tenancy. Read summary and download 

Briefing: The case for enabling acquiring authorities to purchase land for strategic development under a special CPO compensation code

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2017

Shelter briefing making the case for a special CPO compensation code to apply to land identified for strategic infrastructure and housing developments. Read summary and download 

Consultation response: Planning and affordable housing for build to rent

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2017

Shelter's response to the DCLG consultation on planning and affordable housing for build to rent Read summary and download 

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