Join Housing Virginia on November 20th for its latest “Overcoming NIMBY” training. Attendees will learn what NIMBY-ism (Not In My Backyard) is, why our current messaging often does more harm than good, and how new groundbreaking social research can help us get to “YES” in our backyard. These trainings are encouraged for anyone who aims to build, provide, or advocate for more homes available to persons at all incomes in their neighborhoods.
In 2016, Housing Virginia conducted its first round of “Overcoming NIMBY” trainings aimed at equipping housing advocates and providers with the tools necessary to counter common opposition to more affordable homes in their communities. This new training is a continuation of that work incorporating the latest research on the topic.