Whose Backyard Is It Anyway? Overcoming NIMBY

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Conference Presentation | July 11, 2007

Files: Six Steps to Building Community Support for Affordable Housing and Services by Michael Allen (PPT | 252 KB | 48 pages) Whose Backyard Is It Anyway? Overcoming NIMBY by Pamela L Michell (PPT | 6.6 MB | 26 pages)

Fear and prejudice about affordable housing, particularly for people with special needs, can quickly erupt into strong community opposition and lead to major road blocks in developing housing for homeless people. This workshop presented successful programmatic and community-based strategies to overcome NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) and how to turn concerned neighbors into supportive partners.