Learn about the pro-housing movement and how you can make housing more affordable near you!
We are people working towards a future of cities and towns with abundant housing, work and play only a short bike or transit ride away; safe and independent mobility for all; lively and green public spaces; clean air and water; and affordability for all who wish to live there.
Urban Environmentalists has chapters in Illinois, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area, with roughly 10,000 activists nationwide. Our work is driven by our grassroots volunteer Leads, Advisory Board, and activists like you. We are a part of the YIMBY Action network.
Contact officials, sign petitions, and take other action to push for change.
Come to one of our social events, educational events, or chapter meetings.
Support our work for housing abundance, and join our online community.
Policies we support
Allow more housing in every neighborhood, especially historically affluent and exclusionary neighborhoods, removing barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing
Reform structures that incentivize communities to say no to new homes, including tax systems and car centric transportation systems.
Make housing permits fast and fair, removing arbitrary barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing.
Enact policies that support current residents having stable housing choices amid growth.
Increase funding for subsidized affordable housing through a wide variety of mechanisms, including direct subsidies.