We're YIMBY Action.

We empower community members to advocate for affordable and market rate housing, with the goal of bringing down the cost of housing in opportunity-rich cities.

We believe many of our current land use policies have far reaching unintended negative consequences, often falling most heavily on our most vulnerable populations, increasing homelessness and displacement while driving up the cost of living for everyone.

Increasing housing stock will have a long-term positive impact, improving our economic and social well-being while reducing our environmental footprint.

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

Tim Colen

Former Executive Director of San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC)

Jane Natoli

LGBTQ+ advocate, bike champion, Grow the Richmond organizer

Laura Fingal-Surma

Small project developer, Noe Valley homeowner, passionate urbanist

Vincent Woo

CEO of CoderPad, consistent volunteer & fundraiser for YIMBY

Ernest Brown

Steven Buss


Laura Foote

Executive Director

Gillian Pressman

Director of Development