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

Firm Foundations

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2004

This report is an evaluation of Shelter's Homeless to Home project. Read summary and download 

House Keeping

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2004

This report argues for the development of new ways of tackling arrears to avoid the use of court proceedings and offers some key recommendations to break the debt/homelessness cycle. Read summary and download 

Response - Housing Bill

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2004

This document is Shelter's response to the Housing Bill, published in December 2003. The Bill includes measures to discourage Right to Buy abuses and a licensing system for houses in multiple occupation. Read summary and download 

Response - Housing Health and Safety Rating System: Consultation on Enforcement Guidance

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2004

Shelter broadly supports the replacement of the existing Housing Fitness Standard by the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), backed by a new enforcement regime. Read summary and download 

Response - Inquiry into the Role and Effectiveness of the Housing Corporation

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2004

Shelter submitted a memorandum for the ODPM Select Committee's Inquiry into the role and effectiveness of the Housing Corporation in February 2004. Read summary and download 

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