YIMBY Reading


Golden Gates – The housing crisis and a reckoning for the american dream – this is a really accessible introduction to the YIMBY movement and the housing crisis it is trying to tackle. It focuses on California, which makes sense because it’s where the problem got really bad first. Also available at the library: https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S94C1795857

Fixer-Upper – How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems – this is a wonkier policy and data book, but it is probably the best completely look at the housing problem in the US and the solutions we need. Also available at the library: https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S94C1886732

Homelessness is a Housing Problem – a thorough, data-driven look at the root causes of homelessness. The researchers find that it is mostly driven by the cost of housing. Also available at the library: https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S94C1907211

Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation – an interesting comparison of land use regulation in the US and other countries, along with some historical perspective on how it developed in the US.  Also available at the library: https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S94C1665355

And here are some more good articles, videos and podcasts for people learning about the housing crisis, its past and how we fix it: https://yimbyaction.org/2021/top-resources

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