This just in from Colorado Politics. Ben Carson, is pitching a new affordable-housing strategy – YIMBY-ism as opposed to NIMBY-ism.
“That is, he’s aiming to encourage people to say “Yes in My Back Yard,” instead of “Not in My Back Yard,” or NIMBYism, as its known.
In recent weeks, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development has embraced YIMBYism and called for the federal government to promote it, surprising agency watchers and urbanists and pleasing the bipartisan coalition of reformers who believe that restrictive zoning and land-use regulations are to blame for the rental crisis afflicting the nation and closing off some cities to the middle class.”
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