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We're a network of people who advocate for abundant, affordable housing and inclusive, sustainable communities across the United States.

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Why Housing?

Together we can make housing more affordable for everyday people, undo decades of residential segregation, and fight the climate crisis.

People

More choices and negotiating power

People

Abundant housing increases housing access and security. More housing gives renters and homebuyers more negotiating power. Adding new housing in growing areas can prevent the bidding up of the cost of existing housing.

Equity

Lowering barriers to historically exclusive neighborhoods

Equity

Making neighborhoods with good jobs, schools, and amenities provide housing accessible to people of all income levels makes our society fairer, and contributes to integration and dismantling the legacy of redlining.

Economy

Lower housing costs = more spending money

Economy

Since housing is many people’s largest expense, lower housing costs puts more money in people’s pockets to spend on their other needs.

Environment

Less sprawl and commuting, preserving green space and reducing emissions

Environment

Building additional housing near transit, jobs, and existing infrastructure reduces sprawl, preserving wildlife habitat, preventing megacommutes, and lowering climate risk.

How We Fight

YIMBYs of all ages posing for a group photo, holding signs that say "support working families", "homes for all", and "affordable housing now"
yimby housing activists canvassing with door hangers for a bond to fund homelessness services

Organize

We train people concerned about lack of housing in their area so they can find others who are concerned and start making change.​

Advocate

Our volunteers meet with elected officials to encourage them to take pro-housing stances on proposed laws. Volunteers show up to speak in favor of more housing at local hearings.

Elect

Our volunteers knock doors, make phone calls, etc. to get pro-housing candidates elected and pro-housing laws passed.

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Our Solutions

Policies we Support

Legalize Housing

Allow more housing in every neighborhood, especially historically affluent and exclusionary neighborhoods, removing barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing.

Fund Affordable Housing

Increase funding for subsidized affordable housing through a wide variety of mechanisms, including direct subsidies.

Increase Housing Stability

Enact policies that support current residents having stable housing choices amid growth.

Streamline Permitting

Make housing permits fast and fair, removing arbitrary barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing.

Fix Incentives

Reform structures that incentivize communities to say no to new homes, including tax systems and car centric transportation systems.

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Learn more about our solutions by reading further or signing up for our introductory webinar.

Help Make These Solutions Happen!

Our evidence-backed solutions make housing more affordable for everyday people, undo decades of residential segregation, and fight the climate crisis.

What People Say

In my town, 94% of workers commute into to town because they cannot afford to live here. I support YIMBY to build housing for all income levels.

Jenny Richmond Silva

Jenny Richmond Silva

When the avg. renter spends more than 1/3 of their income on housing, homelessness spikes. Support YIMBY to keep this from happening in more cities.

Varun Santhanam

Varun Santhanam

I support YIMBY because letting cities build up—instead of mandating that they forever sprawl out—is a non negotiable part of combating climate change.

Jeff Fong

Jeff Fong

Board Member

I’ve spent my entire career working to reduce carbon emissions, and I know we will never get to net zero unless we build far more housing in urban areas where people can walk, cycle and ride the bus. That’s why I support YIMBY.

Jon Bate

Jon Bate

I support YIMBY because I’m an urban planning student who follows the research—and it shows we need to enable more housing at *all* income levels if we want a truly sustainable, long-term solution to our housing crisis.

Simon Tan

Simon Tan

I donate monthly to YIMBY Action because they champion inclusion and diversity in our neighborhoods, undoing decades of regulations designed to exclude tenants and young people.

Michael Ducker

Michael Ducker

I really don’t want to be isolated here in Menlo Park when I’m elderly because none of my kids or grandkids can afford homes nearby. We need more homes.

Heather Hopkins

Heather Hopkins

There’s so many reasons I support YIMBY but the simplest one is rooted in firsthand experience from being evicted in 2011. The bottom line for me is that housing abundance is one of the best tenant protections there is, and for far too long we’ve propped up landlord power…

Bobak Esfandiari

Bobak Esfandiari

I support YIMBY because there aren’t enough homes for everyone. There aren’t enough homes for our kids, for our teachers, for our future. And with pro-housing policies, we can change that.

Jon Wizard

Jon Wizard

Policy Director, YIMBY Law

One reason I support YIMBY: I got mold sickness from living in a crappy apartment that was all I could afford on a nonprofit salary. A year+ of stomach issues and panic attacks! No one should have to destroy their health to live near their job.

Gill Pressman

Gill Pressman

Director of Development, YIMBY Action

I donate to YIMBY Action because they are the most effective and progressive political force around holding local politicians and municipalities accountable for not providing the basic human right of housing for the people.

Scott Pluta

Scott Pluta

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