Y.I.G.B.Y Yes! In God's Backyard
Low Income Housing on Faith Community Land
YIGBY is a PAL Initiative by which we are rapidly activating faith-based community properties for the greater good. Providing project developmental services and Permanently Affordable Living on Kaua'i .
How You Can Help
As our island grapples with where and how to build more affordable housing, identifying land that could support housing for local residents is our top priority. We believe there's a righteous solution: expanding the ability of religious institutions to build housing on their land.
With its rich missionary history, the Island holds acres of underutilized land and/or structures owned by Churches and other faith-based organizations. What if we could expand the supply of affordable housing for our brothers and sisters? Doing so could provide significant untapped benefits for your organization, from supporting your charitable mission to providing revenue that can stabilize its finances.
Let's Work Together
YIGBY is organizing the Churches and faith-based Communities to become a voting block and be able to support each other in developing affordable housing on their property - where appropriate. We are helping the NIMBYS and BANANAS see that we can work together and build the 5,000 housing units (based on the current 2020 Kaua'i County General Plan) that we desperately need.
B. A. N. A. N. A.
an acronym for " Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything" the term is most often used to criticize the ongoing opposition of certain advocacy groups to land development. They seek a complete absence of new growth of any kind.
N. I. M. B. Y.
an acronym for "Not In My Backyard," describes the phenomenon in which residents of a neighbourhood designate a new development (e.g. shelter, affordable housing, group home) or change in occupancy of an existing development as inappropriate or unwanted for their local area.