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: Can London private renters access the latest home ownership schemes

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2016

This analysis compares the estimated annual income needed to access London Help to Buy, Starter Homes, Shared Ownership and affordable rental products with the distribution of household incomes of young private renters in London. The results demonstrate that current offers designed to bring average properties back within the reach of low-to-average income households are unlikely to be successful. Read summary and download 

Report: When Brownfield Isn't Enough

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2016

There is no silver bullet solution to finding space for the homes London needs: all options need to be considered. Read summary and download 

Consultation response: Shelter response to the LGA Housing Commission

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2016

Shelter's response to the LGA Housing Commission, February 2016 Read summary and download 

Consultation response: National Planning Policy - consultation on proposed changes

Applicable to: 
Published:  February 2016

This is a response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation on changes to national planning policy. Read summary and download 

Research Report: Survey of Private Landlords

Applicable to: 
Published:  February 2016

The results of a Shelter and YouGov survey of over 1,000 UK landlords, the largest and most representative survey of private landlords since 2010. It offers a unique insight into their finances, practices and plans for the future. Read summary and download 

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