Everyone who lives here should be able to stay.
Everyone who moves here should be welcomed.
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YIMBY Stands For Yes In My Back Yard
YIMBY Denver is a group of dedicated volunteers with full-time jobs. We are strongly supported by members of the community who donate not just their dollars, but also their time, knowledge, and skills.
Inspired by the work of similar groups around the country, YIMBY Denver was started in early 2017 by residents concerned about how restrictions on development were exacerbating the housing crisis in Denver.
In 2019, we formalized as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit in order to more effectively advance our housing and transportation advocacy. You can stay involved by signing up for our newsletter or donating to our cause.
Outdated land use and transportation policy is keeping our city from reaching its full potential as a strong and inclusive place to live. Everyone who lives here should be able to stay. Everyone who moves here should be welcomed.
ANTI-GROWTH TENDENCIES ARE EXACERBATING GENTRIFICATION AND DISPLACEMENT
Rising housing costs have created an unsustainable burden for residents of Denver. When neighborhoods say “no” to home construction, they are denying current residents options for attainable homes, and denying newcomers a home in their desired neighborhood. The housing crisis creates longer commutes, higher levels of pollution, and a lower quality of life. Denver must build new housing in every neighborhood. Yes In My Back Yard!