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

The forgotten households - Is intermediate housing meeting affordable housing needs?

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2010

In this policy discussion paper we look at the intermediate housing market. Intermediate housing products have grown dramatically in scale and profile since 2005 as part of a drive towards increasing home ownership among those who cannot afford to buy a home outright. The intermediate market aims to bridge the gap between renting and owning, and over the past five years, it has taken up a huge amount of state subsidy and political rhetoric. Read summary and download 

Outcomes of advice for struggling homeowners

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2010

Since April 2009, Communities and Local Government (CLG) has funded Shelter and other providers to provide independent advice to homeowners wishing to apply for Homeowner Mortgage Support (HMS) or to seek more general advice about their mortgage debt. Read summary and download 

Research briefing: Housing Investment Part 1

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2010

The first of a series of research papers assessing the impacts of cutting capital investment in housing. Read summary and download 

Briefing - Housing Benefit Budget Announcements

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2010

The Chancellor presented his Emergency Budget on the 22nd June 2010. Read summary and download 

Response - Understanding Housing Markets (NHPAU)

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2010

Shelter believes that the delivery of affordable housing should be a high priority for all local authorities and recognises that the focus for housing delivery is increasingly turning to local delivery and accountability in meeting housing needs. Read summary and download 

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