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

Consultation Response: Shelter response to Mayor of London SPG

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Published:  March 2017

Shelter welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation. Within this Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) the Mayor has taken a number of positive steps that will contribute towards tackling London’s serious housing shortage. Read summary and download 

Manifesto: New Civic Housebuilding

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2017

Reviving the great English tradition of building attractive, affordable homes Read summary and download 

Report: New Civic Housebuilding

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2017

Rediscovering our tradition of building beautiful and affordable homes. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Homelessness Reduction Bill - Lord's Second Reading

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2017

Briefing ahead of the Lord's Second Reading of the 'Homelessness Reduction Bill' - a Private Member's Bill introduced by Conservative MP Bob Blackman Read summary and download 

Briefing: unsettled and insecure - The toll insecure private renting is taking on English families

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Published:  February 2017

This briefing details the findings of new research looking at the impact that insecure private renting is having on families with children. It finds that the insecurity of renting and is making families worry about being forced to move home and struggle to settle in their homes. It looks at the implications of this, given the growing number of families with children who live in a rented home, and recommends a change to renting law as the only solution. Read summary and download 

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