We're YIMBY Action.

We envision an integrated society where every person has access to a safe, affordable home near jobs, services, and opportunity.

We are a network of pro-housing activists fighting for more inclusive housing policies. We drive policy change to increase the supply of housing at all levels and bring down the cost of living in opportunity-rich cities and towns.

Our Methodology

Direct Engagement

We connect community members with their neighbors, advocating for growth at the grassroots level.

Political Activism

We use and distribute political tools to change the political landscape.


We work to educate all citizens on how we got here and how policy change will get us out of the current housing crisis.

Board of Directors

Ernest Brown

Steven Buss

Laura Fingal-Surma

Small project developer, Noe Valley homeowner, passionate urbanist

Jane Natoli

LGBTQ+ advocate, bike champion, Grow the Richmond organizer

Vincent Woo

CEO of CoderPad, consistent volunteer & fundraiser for YIMBY


Laura Foote

Executive Director

Gillian Pressman

Director of Development