Members fuel YIMBY Action’s fight for abundant housing

YIMBY Action needs you!

By becoming a dues-paying member, you are funding the core team and tools that it takes to build a grassroots movement capable of solving the housing shortage.

At any level of giving, membership is activism. Your activism may be as simple as contributing membership dues or as involved as becoming a chapter leader. We make activism easy through our national network and the YIMBY Slack, our vibrant members-only online community.

We welcome members of all income levels. If paying dues is a hardship, we also offer volunteer membership.

The housing shortage is today’s biggest driver of economic inequality, poverty, homelessness, and climate change. Your membership dues and volunteered time are an investment that lowers the cost of living for everyone—one of the best investments you can make!

If membership isn’t for you, make a one-time donation instead.

Volunteer membership

If dues are a burden, we welcome you to join as a volunteer member. Volunteer members support our movement by giving their time. It’s easy to qualify by sending emails in support of housing or recruiting your friends to join. Our most committed volunteer members make public comment at housing hearings, organize YIMBY events, complete skilled volunteer projects, and more.

Coping with COVID-19

We recognize that many of our members are struggling with unemployment, lost wages, and housing instability due to the current Covid-19 crisis. As always, we want you in this fight with us. Please consider a volunteer membership if dues are a burden.

YIMBY Action, like many nonprofits, has been impacted by the current emergency. If you have the means to “upzone” your giving at this time to help keep this movement going, we encourage you to do so.

Membership FAQ

How do I edit or cancel my membership?

You can edit or cancel your membership by logging in to Donorbox here.

If you haven’t set up a login, click “Retrieve my donor account.” If you can’t remember your password, click “Forgot password” to reset it.

How do I renew my membership?

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

How do I get on the YIMBY Slack?

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.

Is joining here different from joining on a chapter's website?

YIMBY Action and all of its chapters share a single membership platform. You only need one membership, and you can join here or through a chapter’s website. Membership contributions to YIMBY Action are unrestricted to use and location, but member location informs budgeting.