Under the Lens collections are Shelterforce’s deep dives into a single topic or theme.

Community Ownership
Takes Center Stage

Community land trusts and cooperatives are two of the most prominent models of community ownership, and ones we’ve written about for many years. In this series, we take a focused look at some of the ways these forms of community ownership are evolving. READ MORE


Photo by flickr user Lee Coursey, CC BY 2.0

Whatever Happened To …

To know where we’re going, we need to know where we’ve been. Every now and then we need to take a look back at how things have changed. Did promising or ambitious initiatives pan out? Did trends that seemed to be going strong stay on course? We revisit our past coverage and ask, “Whatever happened to that?” READ MORE