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

Memorandum to the ODPM Select Committee Enquiry into Affordable Housing

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2002

Shelter submitted evidence (May 2002) to the ODPM's Urban Affairs sub-committee inquiry into affordable housing in 2002, and supplementary evidence (September 2002) when the Committee reconvened later that year. Read summary and download 

Response - Secure Borders, Safe Haven

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2002

The Home Office White Paper 'Secure Borders, Safe Haven' proposed reforms to the immigration and asylum system. Our response in March 2002 challenged the misconceptions and focused on developing a more effective response. Read summary and download 

Response - Planning and Planning Obligations: Delivering a Fundamental Change

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2002

Shelter's response in March 2002 to the Government's Green Paper, 'Planning: Delivering a fundamental change', focuses on those proposals that impact most directly on homeless people and those in housing need. Read summary and download 

Response - Council Tax: Proposed Changes for Second and Long-term Empty Homes

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2002

Shelter responded in February 2002 to the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions consultation on proposed changes to Council Tax. Read summary and download 

Response - DETR: Selective Licensing of Private Landlords

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2002

Shelter raises four key considerations that we consider crucial to the design and implementation of a selective licensing scheme in a January 2002 response to the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions. Read summary and download 

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