About the Journal of Housing & Community Development

The Journal of Housing and Community Development is the only periodical devoted exclusively to the affordable housing and community development (HCD) field. It features articles on all aspects of the industry, including legislation and advocacy, finance, international HCD initiatives, green building, maintenance and administration, as well as semi-regular columns from leaders in the field. It is published by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).

The first print issue of what was then the Journal of Housing was published in October 1944. After more than 60 years, we are proud to transition this venerable publication online. 


While many of the Journal's articles are free for all to view, a few are restricted to subscribers, as are the archives. Full access to all articles and archives is available via subscription.

Submit an Article or Proposal

Practitioners, academics, business people and others whose interests align with affordable housing and community development issues are encouraged to submit article proposals, draft articles and/or op-ed pieces for consideration. The standard article length is between 1,500-4,500 words. Please submit materials via email, in Microsoft Word or other text format, and include graphs, and other visual aids when possible. Shorter pieces such as press releases and case studies for the News Briefs section are also welcome. 


Please contact our agency, The Townsend Group.

Media Kit

To view our media kit, click here.