Laura Foote

Laura Foote

California Steering Committee Member; Executive Director, YIMBY Action

Laura Foote is a pro-housing community organizer, focused on the chronic housing shortage driving up prices and pushing out longtime residents. She is the founder and Executive Director of YIMBY Action, a network of pro-housing activists fighting for more inclusive housing policies. With over 3000 members, YIMBY Action drives policy change to increase the supply of housing at all levels and bring down the cost of living in opportunity-rich cities and towns.

As a nationally recognized leader in the YIMBY movement, Laura helped grow the fledgling pro-housing movement into a political force, successfully passing legislation at the state and local levels and helping to elect housing champions. YIMBY fights for an integrated society where every person has access to a safe, affordable home near jobs, services, and opportunity.