The Great "Yes in My Back Yard" (YIMBY) Movement: Driven by the Gig Economy

Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, 29(1): 57-74, 2020

By: American Bar Association, Dwight Merriam
Report a broken link

Accessory Dwelling Units | Short-term Residential Rentals

This article explores increased interest in accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as one manifestation of the gig economy. It summarizes the conditions that led to the rise of "yes in my back yard" activists and recent local zoning reforms that have targeted exlusive single-family zoning districts. And it describes how property owner interested in short-term rentals and activists interested in expanding the supply of housing have common cause in ADUs.