North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

From NIMBY to YIMBY: Overcoming Community Resistance

Community opposition can quickly stall the development of affordable and permanent supportive housing. NIMBY is often borne directly out of fear and prejudice of low income or special needs populations. Building local support is integral in getting housing developed. This audio conference will address these particular NIMBY issues, with a special focus on the right messaging and communication strategy. Chris Estes is Executive Director of the North Carolina Housing Coalition, and has written a toolkit on overcoming NIMBY, complete with tools that can help you prepare for community resistance. He will discuss strategies to overcome the various challenges of NIMBYism and how to successfully gain support for affordable and permanent supportive housing.
Speaker Chris Estes

Executive Director
North Carolina Housing Coalition


Thu, Oct. 9, 2008
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern