Writing for Shelterforce and Shelterforce.org

Shelterforce and Shelterforce.org welcome unsolicited contributions.

We look for articles with a fresh approach to covering issues related to:

  • economic and social equity
  • sustainability and community development
  • high-impact neighborhood change organizations

If you’re interested in writing for Shelterforce magazine or for the Web site, please submit a brief query to articles AT nhi DOT org.

Shelterforce and Shelterforce.org examine affordable housing and community development in low-income communities. While much of our focus is on housing, Shelterforce also addresses issues beyond bricks and mortar, including economic development, education, safety, transportation, arts, health and the environment. We also focus on community organizing, collaborative activities, and political engagement.

Feature articles range from 2,200 to 2,500 words. Longer or shorter articles may be considered. Book and other media reviews, and shorter articles for our Organize column will also be considered.

All articles published in Shelterforce are also published on our Web site, but we are always looking for Web-exclusive content for Shelterforce.org.

Because our goal is the wide dissemination of ideas, we make Shelterforce articles freely available for all noncommercial use. After first publication, authors are free to use their work in any way. Shelterforce retains the right to republish the article in any form.

Profile of Your Organization
Are you a member of a neighborhood organization, tenant organization, resident management council, community action agency, or any other community-based group? If so, we would like to know a little bit about who you are, what your organization does, and the issues you currently face for a possible profile. Please contact us at articles AT nhi DOT org.