Shelterforce is the nation’s oldest continually published community development magazine. Since 1975, Shelterforce has been a primary forum for organizers, activists, advocates, and policymakers in the affordable-housing, equitable economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and community organizing movements.
Shelterforce is published by the National Housing Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that examines the issues causing the crisis in housing and community in America. These issues include poverty and racism, disinvestment and lack of employment, safety, and high-quality education. NHI examines how these and other factors affect people as they try to build safe, viable neighborhoods. We are dedicated to providing the tools (information, analysis, resources) for advocates, activists, and community members to organize their communities, rebuild their neighborhoods, and create decent housing and living-wage jobs for the families who live there.
Focus Areas: Education, Government, Social Issues