Shelterforce uses the power of journalism to inspire, inform, and hold accountable all those working toward more just, equitable, and thriving communities where every person has a place to call home.
Shelterforce brings together evidence, reporting, storytelling, and on-the-ground practitioner and organizer experience to build momentum toward the day when every person has a place to call home.
SUPPORTING & CHALLENGING THE Affordable Housing & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FIELDS
Shelterforce is a 49-year-old nonprofit news organization centered around the fight for healthy communities. In partnership with our readers and other newsrooms, we serve housing justice and community development leaders by delivering content that delves into the intricacies of housing organizing, community planning, and affordable housing development, offering insights into their current state and the potential for positive transformation.
I love Shelterforce! No whining, no sob-sister weakness, just lots of kick-butt attitude and great articles!”Melissa McWhinney
Former director of advocacy, Community Action Agency of Somerville
Working for You
Shelterforce began in 1975 as a “how-to” publication for tenant activists. Over the years our focus expanded and we began to examine a wider range of place-based community-building issues. But we’ve always kept the goal of empowering people to make real change in their communities.
… reading the articles renews my hope, faith and energy for our work.”Joan Carty
President and CEO, Housing Development Fund
Accountable to You
Shelterforce is a nonprofit publication, published by the National Housing Institute. We are not beholden to a particular program, theory, approach, or constituency. We are dedicated to being useful to our readers and to fostering strong, vibrant, just, healthy places for everyone. Join the conversation—subscribe to our weekly email.