YIMBY

 Awards 2020

Celebrating YIMBYs in Action

Join us online to celebrate the activists of the pro-housing movement! Who gave the most hilarious public comment? Who wrote the most moving opinion piece? Together we’ll honor the neighbors who are saying YES to people and YES to housing across the country.

The YIMBY Awards will feature VIP award presenters, special prizes, some unexpected spotlights, and live audience votes.

Thursday October 22

Thursday October 22

Thursday October 22

Thursday October 22

Thursday October 22

5:30 PT  /  8:30 ET

5:30 PT  /  8:30 ET

5:30 PT  /  8:30 ET

5:30 PT  /  8:30 ET

5:30 PT  /  8:30 ET

Award Categories

Best Public Comment – Drama

for the most moving public comment

Best Public Comment – Comedy

for the funniest public comment

Best Public Comment – Ensemble

for the most effective group mobilization for public comment

Best Live Tweeting

for the live tweeting thread that best captured the energy of an important moment for housing

Best Explainer

for the best infographic, video, article, blog post, or other explainer that made wonky housing concepts clear and digestible

Best Housing Reporting

for the best print, online, TV, radio, or podcast reporting that exposed or explained a key housing issue

Best Opinion Piece – Professional

for the best pro-housing op-ed or letter to the editor written by a professional

Best Opinion Piece – Amateur

for the best pro-housing op-ed or letter to the editor written by someone who doesn’t get paid to write

Best Housing Project Saga

for the housing project that has experienced the most tumultuous path to entitlement

Most Outrageous NIMBYism

for the most extreme, ridiculous, or appalling NIMBYism

[The YIMBY movement] has completely and utterly changed the debate about housing...

Scott WienerCalifornia State Senator

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Tickets

Tickets are donate-what-you-can, and all proceeds go to support YIMBY Action’s work to provide tools, community, and training for pro-housing activists everywhere.

Free!

Neighbor

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  • Admission
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$50+ donation

Villager

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  • Admission
  • Don’t Fear the Shadows sunglasses
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$125+ donation

Townie

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  • Admission
  • Don’t Fear the Shadows sunglasses
  • NIMBY Tears mug
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$250+ donation

Urbanist

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  • Admission
  • Don’t Fear the Shadows sunglasses
  • NIMBY Tears mug
  • YIMBY picnic blanket
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$500+ donation

City Slicker

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  • Admission
  • Don’t Fear the Shadows sunglasses
  • NIMBY Tears mug
  • YIMBY picnic blanket
  • Special City Slicker swag
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Host Committee

  • Ryan Aeh
  • Sasha Aickin
  • Peter Ambler
  • Cheryl Angeles
  • Allison Arieff
  • Meka Asonye
  • Tracey Briones
  • Ernest Brown
  • Steven Buss
  • Nathan Chan
  • Jeff Corless
  • Jay Donde
  • Bobak Esfandiari
  • Laura and Dan Fingal-Surma
  • Steven Fitzsimmons
  • Jeff Fong
  • Garret Gilliland
  • Christina Granados
  • Parag Gupta
  • Brad Hargreaves
  • Auros Harman
  • Dan and Josie Haspel
  • Sharon Lai
  • Dang Le
  • Olga Milan-Howells
  • Stephanie MacDonald
  • Payam Mirrashidi
  • Jane Natoli
  • Laer Pearce
  • Curt Pringle
  • Sarah Rogers
  • Rex Salisbury
  • Hilary Schiraldi
  • Sue Serrone
  • Jenny Silva
  • Leora Tanjuatco-Ross
  • Sonja Trauss
  • Brandon Whalen-Castellanos
  • Patrick Wolff
  • Vincent Woo