Yes In My Backyard


Learn about the pro-housing movement and how you can make housing more affordable near you!

We advocate for more housing in Santa Clara County and beyond.

We are South Bay Area residents who seek solutions to our area’s housing crisis, and we are pro-housing activists fighting for more inclusive housing policies and a future of abundant housing in our county. We drive policy change to increase the supply of housing at all levels and bring down the cost of living in Silicon Valley.

The San Francisco Bay Area is not “full” of too many people, but it is full of opportunities to create a dynamic economy and housing market that work for everyone. The housing shortage is a political problem: zoning and other restrictions have prevented building enough affordable places for people to live. We want to fix this and make our community more welcoming and inclusive.

Let’s legalize housing.

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Contact officials, sign petitions, and take other action to push for change.

Current actions

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Our Solutions

Policies we support

Legalize Housing

Allow more housing in every neighborhood, especially historically affluent and exclusionary neighborhoods, removing barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing

Fix Incentives

Reform structures that incentivize communities to say no to new homes, including tax systems and car centric transportation systems.

Streamline Permitting

Make housing permits fast and fair, removing arbitrary barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing.

Increase Housing Stability

Enact policies that support current residents having stable housing choices amid growth.

Fund Affordable Housing

Increase funding for subsidized affordable housing through a wide variety of mechanisms, including direct subsidies.