How we created a YIMBY group… and you can too!

When I moved from Cambridge to Somerville in 2016, I expected to continue the pro-housing activism I had begun as a member of A Better Cambridge (ABC) but, to my surprise, there was no YIMBY-style group advocating for smart growth in Somerville. Jesse Kanson-Benanav of ABC and Anabelle Rondon of MA Smart Growth Alliance connected me with some similarly-minded people in Somerville and encouraged us to fill that gap. At our first meeting, nearly 30 people gathered at my home, and discussed what concerned us: the ever-increasing prices, and the need to create more and better opportunities for everyone who wants to live in Somerville. We agreed on a name, and Somerville YIMBY came to be. The big

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