Advertising in Shelterforce

For nearly 40 years, Shelterforce has been a national forum for affordable housing and community revitalization advocates.

Shelterforce documents the strategies that groups and individuals use to effect change. Through the national dissemination of this information, Shelterforce acts as a catalyst for other groups around the country who are attacking systemic problems of low- and moderate-income communities in urban and rural areas. Shelterforce articles provide how-to information as well as policy review, analysis and direction. Our readers include neighborhood developers, organizers, and advocates; policymakers and influencers; and urban planners and academics. Shelterforce is used in most of the U.S. graduate and undergraduate urban planning programs from coast to coast.

Artwork: All ads must be submitted as electronic files, either in Adobe InDesign format or in a standard electronic format such as EPS or PDF. Please include all fonts and artwork used with InDesign files.

Artwork due: Insertions or artwork are due on or before materials closing date.

Acceptance of advertising: Ads are subject to the publisher’s approval. Responsibility for all claims and actions based on ad content lies with the advertiser or ad agency.

Terms: Ads are non-commissionable and non-discountable. Payment is due 10 days from date of invoice. A one percent monthly service change may be applied to all invoices past due for more than 30 days. The publisher reserves the right to hold the advertiser and/or its agency liable for money due to the publisher.

Positioning: Non-premium positioning of ads is at the publisher’s discretion.

Advertisement that simulates editorial content: The publisher reserves the right to place the word “advertisement” with ad copy that in the publisher’s opinion resembles editorial content.

Cancellation: Cancellations or changes in insertions cannot be accepted after the closing date. A previously run ad will be inserted for contract advertisers whose new ad materials are not received by closing date.

Publisher’s copy protective clause: Advertisers and advertising agencies assume all responsibility for content of advertisements placed and printed in Shelterforce. This includes text, illustrations and representations. They also assume liability for any and all claims arising therefrom against the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to reject advertising felt not to be in keeping with the standards of the magazine.

Job advertising: Job announcements can be posted on the National Housing Institute’s Jobs page with no word limit. Ads are posted to the web within two business days and removed in two months or at the application deadline, whichever comes first. Links to the ads are included in our email newsletter, Shelterforce Weekly, every week that they are online.

Standard job ads appear in the Weekly as one line. Premium job ads include the advertiser’s logo and six lines of teaser copy in the Weekly.

Job ad rates:
Standard: $75
Premium: $125

Contact: Sapna Desai at 973-509-1600 or sapna (at) nhi (dot) org.

Shelterforce Magazine Advertising Rates: (Per insertion)
Size One Time Two Times Four Times
Full page $975 $875 $790
2/3 page vertical $640 $575 $515
1/2 page horizontal $545 $490 $445
1/3 page vertical $440 $400 $360
1/4 page vertical $345 $310 $280
1/6 page vertical $245 $215 $200
Inside covers $1,465 $1,320 $1,190
Back cover $1,725 $1,550 $1,395

All ads are in color. Please call for reservation dates and ad submission dates.

Mechanical Specifications:

**Full page 8.375” x 11”
2/3 page vertical 5” x 8 5/6”
1/2 page horizontal 7.075” x 4.25”
1/3 page vertical 3” x 7.075”
1/4 page vertical 3” x 5”
1/6 page vertical 3” x 3.5”

**please include bleed or allow .25” on all sides

Trim size: 8.375” x 11”
Live area: .25” margin on all sides=7.875” x 10.5” (full page)
Bleeds: 8.375” x 11” + .125 (for bleed, all sides) = 8.625” x 11.25” (full page)