Grantee Profile

National Housing Institute/Shelterforce Magazine

Grants to National Housing Institute/Shelterforce Magazine

  • $125,000

    2015 (Duration 3 years)


    MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY — The National Housing Institute/Shelte~force (Shelterforcet supports community revitalization by empowering residents of low-income neighborhoods and strengthening the work of "community builders" through public policy and program analysis, and promoting practice-based innovation. Shelterforce, its print and online magazine, is an independent publication written for advocates and professionals dedicated to community development in areas such as housing, jobs, transportation, education, health, environment, and other social justice sectors. The grant provides general operating support for publishing Shelterforce, including its print magazine, its online Shelterforce Weekly e-newsletter, and the Roojlines blog. Notably, the organization is focusing on growing its coverage of How Housing Matters-related topics, expanding readership, and identifying sustainable sources of revenue.

  • $50,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)


    MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY — The National Housing Institute is an independent nonprofit research and education organization that provides vital information to the affordable housing and community development sector through its print and online publication of Shelterforce, the only national independent publication written for advocates, professionals, and policymakers dedicated to affordable housing and community economic development. It will use this grant to expand and deepen the magazine’s reporting and coverage of critical national affordable housing policy reforms that will be debated and enacted over the next two years, including the work of the MacArthur-supported Bipartisan Commission on Housing.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Housing Institute/Shelterforce Magazine $175,000 between 1978 and 2017.