Policy Issues

Roundtable Submits Comments Supporting H.R. 4351, the Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY) Act

March 1, 2020

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The Roundtable along with 20 other organizations wrote to House leadership urging support for Congressman Denny Heck’s proposed Amendment in Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 4351, the Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY) Act.

Similar to its counterpart in the Senate (S. 1919), the YIMBY Act encourages communities to eliminate discriminatory land use policies and remove barriers that prevent the production of needed housing in communities throughout the United States. It gives the federal government, through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a constructive role to play in solving the housing shortage and affordability crisis.

The bipartisan sponsorship of this bill demonstrates Congress’s commitment to innovative solutions to improve the lives of American families and warrants passage.