Yes to People. Yes to Housing.


Learn about the pro-housing movement and how you can make housing more affordable near you!

About Gainesville is for People

We are a group of volunteer housing advocates in Gainesville fighting to end the housing shortage in our community. We are frustrated by the tenant displacement, segregation, high rents and home prices, and long commutes that result from a lack of housing close to jobs, schools, and other community resources. We believe we can fix these problems and create a community with abundant, affordable homes for everyone.

The housing shortage is a result of harmful laws at all levels of government. Inclusive housing policies will help shrink the racial wealth gap, reduce displacement, reduce carbon emissions, and give more people access to jobs and high quality schools. Scroll down to read more about our solutions.

Change is possible when we advocate as a community. We bring together the voices who say YES to more housing in Gainesville. Is that you? Join Gainesville is for People and be part of the nationwide movement to end the housing shortage!

Gainesville is for People is a chapter of YIMBY Action. YIMBY Action is a national network of people who advocate for abundant, affordable housing and inclusive, sustainable communities across the United States.

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Our Solutions

Policies we support

Legalize Housing

Allow more housing in every neighborhood, especially historically affluent and exclusionary neighborhoods, removing barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing

Fix Incentives

Reform structures that incentivize communities to say no to new homes, including tax systems and car centric transportation systems.

Streamline Permitting

Make housing permits fast and fair, removing arbitrary barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing.

Increase Housing Stability

Enact policies that support current residents having stable housing choices amid growth.

Fund Affordable Housing

Increase funding for subsidized affordable housing through a wide variety of mechanisms, including direct subsidies.