Policy library

In this library you will find our latest policy reports, briefings, consultation responses, evidence for Scottish Parliament committees etc. This policy work underpins all of our advocacy and influencing activity to bring about change.

Shelter Scotland Written Evidence: Housing to 2040 Inquiry

Written evidence to the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee at the Scottish Parliament as part of the committee's Housing to 2040 inquiry.

Published: 26 February 2024

Shelter Scotland Written Evidence: Housing to 2040 Inquiry

Shelter Scotland briefing: Reaction to Scottish Budget 2024/25

Shelter Scotland briefing paper on the 2024-25 Scottish Budget as proposed by the Deputy First Minister on 19th December 2023.

Published: 31 January 2024

Shelter Scotland briefing: Reaction to Scottish Budget 2024/25

Shelter Scotland written evidence: Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation

Written evidence submitted to the Social Justice and Social Security Committee at the Scottish Parliament, ahead of an evidence session on Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation.

Published: 31 January 2024

Shelter Scotland written evidence: Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation

Race and Housing Workshops: Summary of Discussions

A summary of discussions from workshops to define the actions required to take forward the recommendations from research into the barriers that people from minority ethnic groups experience when trying to access social housing.

Published: 15 December 2023

Race and Housing Workshops: Summary of Discussions

Shelter Scotland briefing: Scottish Budget 2024/25

A briefing paper for MSPs ahead of the 2024-25 Scottish Budget announcement, outlining Shelter Scotland's key policy asks.

Published: 15 December 2023

Shelter Scotland briefing: Scottish Budget 2024/25

Glasgow's Housing Emergency

A briefing paper outlining Glasgow's Housing Emergency.

Published: 29 November 2023

Glasgow's Housing Emergency

Shelter Scotland Briefing: Scotland's Housing Emergency

Briefing paper for MSPs ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate on Scotland's Housing Emergency, on 22 November 2023.

Published: 21 November 2023

Shelter Scotland Briefing: Scotland's Housing Emergency

Open Letter to City of Edinburgh Councillors: Declare a Housing Emergency

An open letter to all councillors on the City of Edinburgh Council, urging them to support calls to declare a housing emergency in the city.

Published: 1 November 2023

Open Letter to City of Edinburgh Councillors: Declare a Housing Emergency

Edinburgh's Housing Emergency

A briefing paper outlining Edinburgh's Housing Emergency.

Published: 1 November 2023

Edinburgh's Housing Emergency

A Framework for Declaring a Housing Emergency

This document sets out why we’re in a housing emergency, why a declaration is important, and what the process of declaring a housing emergency should involve as well as a draft declaration motion.

Published: 30 October 2023

A Framework for Declaring a Housing Emergency