We're a network of people who advocate for abundant, affordable housing and inclusive, sustainable communities across the United States.
Together we can make housing more affordable for everyday people, undo decades of residential segregation, and fight the climate crisis.
We train people concerned about lack of housing in their area so they can find others who are concerned and start making change.
Our volunteers meet with elected officials to encourage them to take pro-housing stances on proposed laws. Volunteers show up to speak in favor of more housing at local hearings.
Our volunteers knock doors, make phone calls, etc. to get pro-housing candidates elected and pro-housing laws passed.
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Policies we support
Allow more housing in every neighborhood, especially historically affluent and exclusionary neighborhoods, removing barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing
Reform structures that incentivize communities to say no to new homes, including tax systems and car centric transportation systems.
Make housing permits fast and fair, removing arbitrary barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing.
Enact policies that support current residents having stable housing choices amid growth.
Increase funding for subsidized affordable housing through a wide variety of mechanisms, including direct subsidies.
I donate monthly to YIMBY Action because they champion inclusion and diversity in our neighborhoods, undoing decades of regulations designed to exclude tenants and young people.
One reason I support YIMBY: I got mold sickness from living in a crappy apartment that was all I could afford on a nonprofit salary. A year+ of stomach issues and panic attacks! No one should have to destroy their health to live near their job.
Director of Development, YIMBY Action
I support YIMBY because I’m an urban planning student who follows the research—and it shows we need to enable more housing at *all* income levels if we want a truly sustainable, long-term solution to our housing crisis.
I really don’t want to be isolated here in Menlo Park when I’m elderly because none of my kids or grandkids can afford homes nearby. We need more homes.
I’ve spent my entire career working to reduce carbon emissions, and I know we will never get to net zero unless we build far more housing in urban areas where people can walk, cycle and ride the bus. That’s why I support YIMBY.
There’s so many reasons I support YIMBY but the simplest one is rooted in firsthand experience from being evicted in 2011. The bottom line for me is that housing abundance is one of the best tenant protections there is, and for far too long we’ve propped up landlord power…