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In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (A NIMBY Toolkit) - Institute for Justice and Opportunity

In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (A NIMBY Toolkit)

NIMBYIn Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (A NIMBY Toolkit) 

Community opposition can be one of the greatest challenges an organization faces as it works to establish services for populations that are considered “threatening.” “Not in My Back Yard” – commonly referred to as NIMBY – resistance can result in significant program delays or even complete shutdowns. The NIMBY Toolkit focuses on helping organizations address a very specific issue when developing the capacity to provide housing to formerly incarcerated people and provides a statement of possibility for others who are seeking to house needy and feared populations. This toolkit was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, and developed by PRI and The Fortune Society with contributions from the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Read the full toolkit here.