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

Anti-Lobbying Clause Response

Applicable to: 
Published:  April 2016

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Research Report: Five years of renting

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2016

A simple analysis of the cost of renting average private rented homes across England. Read summary and download 

Research: Experiences of people in housing debt

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2016

Shelter conducted 19 in-depth qualitative interviews in November 2015 with people who were or had recently been in rent or mortgage arrears. This report summarises the findings of this research. Read summary and download 

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 

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