Shelterforce is the only independent, non-academic publication covering the worlds of community development and affordable housing. We use the power of journalism to inspire, inform, and hold accountable all those working toward more just, equitable and thriving communities where every person has a place to call home.
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 tenant protections to homeownership. We bring you professional reporting, voices from the field, and accessible topic breakdowns, all with a commitment to fighting for communities.
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December 6, 2023
Thank you so much for supporting Shelterforce! Your donations in the first half of our campaign—and often your words of support that came along with it—have been so encouraging to our staff!
I wanted to give you a quick update:
Good news: We have secured the maximum Newsmatch matching funds! Even better: another generous donor has stepped up to add some more matching funds to keep the energy going. Thank you to Jeff Tiell!
However, even those matches won't be enough to get us to our goal. So can I ask you to do three things for me?
- Share our campaign with colleagues and others who you know benefit from our work. Remind them that their organizations often used to pay for a print subscription and now they have access to our work for free. Here are some resources to use.
- Share our campaign on social media. Tell people why you gave, and perhaps remind them that we get a bonus from NewsMatch if we hit enough new donors.
- Consider if you or your organization or someone you know might also be able to make a matching gift to continute our momentum as the year wraps up! (If so, please reach out!)
Thank you again for all your support.
PS Bonus request: If you haven't yet, please tell us your specific stories about how you use Shelterforce!