Onwards towards justice:

Violence in DC, the Fair Housing Act, and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Yes In My Back Yard.

California YIMBY is a community of neighbors who welcome more neighbors. We say “Yes In My Back Yard”—yes to affordable housing, yes to inclusive, equitable communities, yes to opportunity, and yes to more neighbors!

We work with housing policy experts, elected officials, and grassroots organizations across California to craft and pass legislation at the state and local level that will help accelerate home building, solve the affordable housing crisis, and reduce climate pollution.

Our current housing policies have set up a lose-lose situation, where cities enforce a severe shortage of affordable homes through laws that restrict home building — forcing Californians to compete with each other for sparse, and increasingly expensive, housing.

We’re growing a statewide, grassroots movement and supporting local YIMBY organizations that advocate for more affordable housing for people of all income levels.

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Onwards towards justice: Our statement on the violence in DC, the Fair Housing Act, and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Saturday, January 16th, marks the 54th anniversary of the introduction of the Fair Housing Act in Congress, a federal law that legally ended the… Read More

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The HomeWork: Janaury 15, 2021

  Welcome to the January 15, 2021 Main edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative updates, news clips, housing research… Read More

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Evictions and Pandemic: Deadly, and Preventable

COVID-19 has wrought incalculable tragedy and destruction on Californians, much of which has been exacerbated by an eviction crisis that could have been largely prevented… Read More

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The Little Engine That Could (Fund Itself)

Can public transit fund itself by building housing on its land? That’s the fundamental question Common Ground California asks in their new white-paper,… Read More

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Be a part of the movement.

With over 80,000 members and 20 volunteer teams across the state, California YIMBY is the largest and fastest-growing housing advocacy organization in California. From Humboldt to San Diego, California YIMBY organizers are engaging voters, homeowners, renters, businesses, civic leaders, faith communities, affordable housers, and changing the conversation about housing.

Our popular, pragmatic solutions are grounded in rigorous research — and get results: In our first three years, we’ve helped pass 5 major housing bills. And we’re just getting started.


Want to get more involved or send us some feedback? Email us at info@cayimby.org or contact us here.