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Official YIMBY members are generous donors and committed volunteers who help fuel and grow the pro-housing movement.

Membership Benefits

Endorsements Voting

Official members are eligible to vote in our endorsements process, influencing the positions we take during elections.

National Online Community

Official members become part of our vibrant, members-only online community of pro-housing advocates and activists, hosted on Slack.

What People Say

If we don’t have more housing, only the rich will have the opportunity to live in a city.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

The opportunity here is so great because of the economic growth, but that can’t be shared because people can’t live here.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

I learned about a lot of different concepts in transit, realized it was related to land use and related to housing. Everyone has to be spread out in terms of single family housing, suburban neighborhoods, all the pieces came together and I was able to see it in a much larger picture.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

If we don’t make cities more dense and get people out of cars, we’re going to be dealing with forest fires affecting houses, pollution, CO2 emissions, and livability of earth in 30 years.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

I care about housing, jobs, and education. Those things go hand in hand. I truly used to think education was the most important. But then, I realized housing is the most important because where you grow up determines what food you eat, types of schools you go to, and types of people you network with that you get good jobs from.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

Housing is the most important issue of our time. I’ve worked in poverty alleviation my whole career and all roads lead to housing when it comes to the root causes of wealth inequality, educational inequality, and health inequality.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

My biggest concerns is the fact that in New York, new housing is only permitted in black and brown neighborhoods. White neighborhoods are preserved in perfect epoxy crystal. White neighborhoods are not doing their share and black and brown neighbors are being pushed out and pressured because of that.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

I saw my friends, who lived three doors down from us, moving miles away because of the rent.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

When my mom and I came to America as refugees, we were only able to survive because we got a cheap apartment in NYC… Today, this is much harder…Only by building so many apartments that housing becomes abundant can we drive the rent of apartments down to where they’d be affordable to immigrants who came to this country with nothing, like I once did.

YIMBY Member

The cost of living is driving me and my family out of town. We grew up here and it’s a shame we can’t stay. Something needs to change.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

One thing I looked into was the housing that the city has… I got on wait lists, but I haven’t heard anything and it’s been 2.5 years. There were no options for me as single woman with 3 kids escaping abusive situation—which is dangerous.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

I have four adult children and seven grandkids…They are all having a hard time with affordable housing, regardless of whether they are college grads or skilled trades.

YIMBY Member

YIMBY Member

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

Become a Member

You can become a member by making monthly or annual donations, or by doing important volunteer work.

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Use this form to sign up as a volunteer member, or to record your volunteer work in order to become an official member.

Membership FAQ

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If your membership has lapsed, simply start a new membership by selecting from the options on this page.

A current dues-paying or volunteer membership is required in order to access the YIMBY Slack. After you’ve joined, search your email inbox for the phrase “Join YIMBY Action on Slack” and click the big green “Join now” button in that email. If you can’t find such an email or are having trouble logging in, email [email protected] for assistance.

If you have a Slack login that is not working, your account may have been deactivated due to a lapse in membership. Reach out to [email protected] to have it reactivated.

YIMBY Action and all of its chapters share membership. You only need to join once—either here or through a chapter’s website. Membership contributions to YIMBY Action are used where they are most needed, and where our members live informs budgeting priorities.

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