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Atlanta Organizer

Asile Patin

Current City

Atlanta, GA


Atlanta, GA



Housing Story

I was born and raised in Vine City, a historically Black neighborhood in Atlanta. My family and I stayed in these apartments for over 15 years, and slowly but surely, rents started to increase. Before we knew it, rent was over $2000 for a two bedroom apartment. Staying in Atlanta, let alone Vine City, was entirely out of the question financially. My family was one of many families who could only afford our basic living expenses if it meant moving outside of the Atlanta limits altogether.


Asile Patin is a strategist, facilitator, and organizer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the YIMBY movement as an Atlanta Regional Organizer in 2022. Previously, Asile participated in the first study and review of Atlanta’s historic Neighborhood Planning Unit system in over 40 years. Through the study, she developed and piloted a methodology to use civic engagement to mend social and economic inequality. Asile was a 2020 Georgia Women’s Policy Institute Fellow, advocating for gender pay equity legislation. She was also an inaugural Highlander Center ‘Seeds of Fire’ grant recipient, designing and facilitating a series of intimate focus groups within Black communities to discuss the political landscape in Georgia. In addition to her organizing work with YIMBY Action, she is currently a consultant with CommunityBuild Ventures, a pro-Black solutions firm committed to promoting racial equity. 

Asile is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and holds a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in African American Studies and Civic Engagement from Syracuse University.

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Why I Support YIMBY Action

I want abundant housing because resources are available and abundant—the options for residents to continue to call Atlanta home should be too.


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