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YIMBY Act shows housing activists make a difference

By: Jolie Milstein November 20, 2019 | Real Estate Weekl

Although the conversation around the national housing affordability crisis tends to focus on major metropolitan areas like New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco, in reality the crisis is gripping communities from coast-to-coast. Americans in cities, suburbs, and rural communities alike are struggling to find quality, affordable places to live.

That is why it is encouraging to see a new wave of “Yes in My Backyard” (YIMBY) activism across the country. In major cities and beyond, local citizens are fighting for policies that would stimulate housing development in high-opportunity areas by challenging restrictive zoning and permit laws.

There have been promising wins at the local level, but those efforts are now bearing fruit federally with the introduction to Congress of the bipartisan H.R. 4351, also known as “The YIMBY Act.” here to read more.

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