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ShelterForce: The Voice of Community Development

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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. We have a quarterly print magazine and a weekly newsletter.

Shelterforce is the only independent, non-academic publication covering the worlds of community development, affordable housing, and neighborhood stabilization.

Dedicated from the beginning to everyone working to empower and support low-income communities, Shelterforce provides a venue for conversations that need to be had—on topics from community planning to racial equity, housing affordability to homeownership, and the future of community development.

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 print magazine and our weekly email.

Recent topics included:

  • Connected Neighborhoods
  • Blame Zoning, Not Public Transportation, for Displacement
  • Affordable Housing on Transit Land
  • Who Most Needs Access to Core Neighborhoods?
  • Rural Hospital Struggles are Also an Economic Development Issue
  • Don’t Wait to Call in the Artists

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