Policy Issues

Yes in My BackYard (YIMBY) Act Support Letter

February 24, 2020

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This week The Real Estate Roundtable along with 19 other associations wrote to Congress in support of Congressman Denny Heck's (D-WA)  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.