About Us

About Us

Up for Growth is a national, cross-sector member network committed to solving the housing shortage and affordability crisis through data-driven research and evidence-based policy. Our mission is to forge policies and partnerships to achieve housing equity, eliminate systemic barriers, and create more homes.

We are stronger together.

Up for Growth’s membership is diverse and deep — housing producers, trade associations, economic development organizations and advocates focused on social justice, the environment and affordability. Our forum incorporates all members’ voices, perspectives and recommendations in research and communications to support pragmatic, experiential and data-driven solutions that will move the needle beyond the status quo’s approach to the housing crisis. Our nonpartisan, diverse and inclusive approach is designed to build broad based support for these important issues on which we are focused.

Our diverse stakeholder experience combined with our commitment to research and analysis creates a continuous loop of developing and testing policy solutions that best address our housing crisis.

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"Analysts need to revisit whether the political economy of local opposition to new development has become such an impediment to larger societal goals that the distribution of power between local, regional and state governments between the states and federal government should be engaged."

- Vicki Been, Ingrid Gould Ellen & Katherine O'Regan,
NYU Furman Center, NYU Wagner School
& NYU School of Law

 
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As a mission-driven organization founded to elevate and amplify the need for solutions to our national housing underproduction, Up for Growth increases housing options, drives accessible growth, and enables housing equity by:

  • Presenting a bold vision for change
  • Building and cultivating a diverse, cross-sector network of stakeholders to shape and advocate for nonpartisan policies at all levels of government
  • Delivering data-driven research and evidence-based analysis to advance the pro-housing narrative, and create new and replicable policy options
  • Leveraging Up for Growth Action to advocate for federal change to systemic barriers

Up for Growth focuses on three key areas: enabling housing products that meet 21st century demand, producing innovative finance models to build communities, and streamlining the land use process that in many cases hinders smart and rational growth.