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

Response - Homes for London: the London Housing Strategy

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2014

London’s housing shortage requires urgent action. Shelter believes the Mayor has chosen the right areas to focus on within the London Housing Strategy: building more homes in the capital than at any time since the 1930s is the only solution to many of the issues facing London. However within our response, we highlight concerns around the projected provision of genuinely affordable homes. This must be addressed if the Mayor is to cater adequately for the needs of Londoners. Read summary and download 

Obstacles and Opportunities

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2014

A brief and easy to understand overview of England's housing shortage, its symptoms and how to solve it. Read summary and download 

When the golden dust settles - housing in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets after the Olympics

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2014

This report explores the housing challenges that remain in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets after the 2012 Olympic Games. With a focus on private renting, building more homes, and the housing safety net, it makes a number of local recommendations applicable to these three Olympic Boroughs. Read summary and download 

Eviction and Repossession Hotspots - 2013 Data

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2013

In the twelve months from October 2012 to September 2013, one household in every 105 in England was put at risk of losing their home. In some parts of the country the figure was much higher, reaching one in every 35 households in Newham in east London. Read summary and download 

Response: Judicial Review

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2013

Shelter's response to the government's consultation on changes to Judicial Review. Read summary and download 

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