We’re often asked “why did you form AHMA?” and that leads us to tell the tale of our part in the planning of YIMBYtown 2018, held in Boston Sept. 20–23 at Roxbury Community College. We were able to hold the conference thanks in part to the generosity of Open Philanthropy & Harborlight Community Partners, our fiscal sponsor.
The conference was planned by a coalition of pro-housing groups, as well as staff members of various CDCs, and it became clear to us that a statewide advocacy group was needed, both to support our all-volunteer grassroots groups, and to lobby for state-level policy change.
Here’s some others sharing their experiences at, and of, the conference:
- “A Few Notes From YIMBYtown”, by Anton Schieffer
- “Progress, Sense Of Urgency Greets YIMBYtown 2018”, by Randy Shaw
- “Affordable housing is just the beginning of YIMBY”, by Matthew Yglesias
- “Five Takeaways from YIMBYtown”, by Randy Shaw
- “YIMBYtown”, by Luke Klipp