December 4, 2023

Young’s Housing Bill Makes Taxpayer Advocacy Group’s “No Brainers” List

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young’s (R-Ind) Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act was selected by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for its 13th annual “No Brainers” list.

NTU is an organization that advocates for responsible tax policy and spending reductions throughout the federal government. Each year, NTU selects ten “no brainer” bills that can bridge the partisan divide.

“I’m proud that my Yes In My Backyard Act made NTU’s annual ‘No Brainers’ list for Congress to pass. This bill is a common-sense, bipartisan solution that would eliminate barriers to much-needed housing by requiring transparency in local land use, zoning, and housing decisions,” said Senator Young.

Senator Young reintroduced the bipartisan YIMBY Act in May to shed light on discriminatory land zoning policies, encourage localities to cut burdensome regulations, and bring a new level of transparency to the community development process. Instead of adopting inclusive land use policies that allow citizens of all income levels, backgrounds, and identities to live, work, and flourish in their city or town, some communities are building paper walls of regulations that negatively affect and sometimes discriminate against low- and middle-income Americans. In the midst of a nationwide housing affordability crisis, this legislation would ensure localities do their part to make housing more affordable for everyone.

Senator Young first introduced the YIMBY Act in 2019. Young reintroduced the legislation with Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in 2021 and 2023.

Last year, Young’s Emergency Savings Act was selected for NTU’s 12th Annual “No Brainers” list.