The following site is being developed to provide resources and tools helpful in addressing "Not in My Back Yard" (NIMBY) concerns about housing and especially affordable and/or high density housing
The Department in association with the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) and the California Affordable Housing Law Project, have provided the following publications as resources for addressing NIMBY and similar barriers.
These documents require the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Additional resources and tools will be added including links to other relevant sites.
- NEW: Everyone’s Neighborhood: Addressing "Not in My Backyard" Opposition to Supportive Housing for People with Mental Health Disabilities — (Adobe PDF)
- From NIMBY to YIMBY — (Adobe PDF)
- "Myths & Facts About Affordable and High Density Housing"
- Examples of Materials and Outreach Strategies used in Housing Education Campaigns — (Adobe PDF)
- How to Organize Successful Affordable Housing Tours — (Adobe PDF)
- How to Create a Cable TV Show about Affordable Housing — (Adobe PDF)
- Education/Advocacy Campaigns on Affordable Housing in the Bay Area — (Adobe PDF)
- Six Steps to Getting Local Government Approvals — (Adobe PDF)
- Speakers Bureau Do's and Don'ts — (Adobe PDF)
- What Works in Affordable Housing Elements — (Adobe PDF)
- Who Needs Affordable Housing? What is "Low Income" and "Very Low Income"? — (Adobe PDF)
- A Review of Existing Research on the Effects of Federally Assisted Housing Programs on Neighboring Residential Property Values — Report to the National Association of Realtors, George C. Galster (September 2002) — (Adobe PDF)
- Addressing Community Opposition to Affordable Housing Development A Fair Housing Toolkit — The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (2004)
- Anti-Nimby Tools — California Housing Law Project (2003) — (Adobe PDF)
- Can I Be Your Neighbor? — 2004 Affordable Housing Poster Campaign, City of Fort Collins, Colorado
- Community Participation Strategies — Section 2 of Blueprint 2001 for Bay Area Housing: Housing Element Ideas and Solutions for a Sustainable and Affordable Future — (Adobe PDF)
- Housing Advocacy Catalog — Campaign for Affordable Housing. — (Adobe PDF)
- Parking Requirements Guide For Affordable Housing Developers — Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (2004) — (Adobe PDF)
- 2012 Advocates’ Guide to Housing and Community Development Policy — National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Websites & Documents on Affordable Housing & Relationship to Property Values — (Adobe PDF)
The document is a compilation of electronic links to websites and web documents on affordable housing and property values issues. This NIMBY resource bibliography is an on-going HPD project and it will be updated with new resources soon.