Sustain and shape the movement

By becoming a dues-paying member, you are funding the core team and tools that it takes to build a grassroots movement capable of solving the housing shortage.

At any level of giving, membership is activism. Your activism may be as simple as contributing membership dues or as involved as becoming an organizer or a volunteer lead. We make activism easy through our national network and the YIMBY Slack, our vibrant members-only online community.

We welcome members of all income levels. If paying dues is a hardship, we offer volunteer membership.  If you are able to contribute financially, we encourage you to donate generously at your highest level of ability, as we depend on membership dues to keep up the fight for housing. 

The housing shortage is today’s biggest driver of economic inequality, poverty, homelessness, and climate change. Your membership dues and volunteered time are an investment that lowers the cost of living for everyone—one of the best investments you can make!

If membership isn’t for you, make a one-time donation instead.

Membership Benefits

Endorsements Voting

Official members are eligible to vote in our endorsements process, influencing the positions we take during elections.

National Online Community

Official members become part of our vibrant, members-only online community of pro-housing advocates and activists, hosted on Slack.

Become a member

You can become a member by making monthly or annual donations, or by doing important volunteer work. Joining gains you membership to Peninsula for Everyone and YIMBY Action, our national network of pro-housing activists.


Your donation funds the core team and tools that it takes to build a movement to fight for abundant, affordable housing across the United States. Any donation amount is welcome, and official memberships start at $5 per month or $35 per year.


Use this form to apply to be a volunteer member, or to record your volunteer work in order to become an official member. You need to take a volunteer action to activate your membership, so check your inbox for opportunities to qualify.

YIMBY Action envisions an integrated and environmentally sustainable society where every person has access to a safe, affordable home near jobs, services, and opportunity.

YIMBY Action Vision