ORLANDO YIMBY HOUSING PRINCIPLES

Policy Priorities

LEGALIZE HOUSING

  • Allow for the construction of multi-unit housing throughout our urban core—near downtown Orlando and surrounding neighborhoods, SunRail stations, colleges and universities, and other employment clusters.

STOP THE SPRAWL

  • We must build up instead of out. Local governments should prioritize infill development and housing density to protect Central Florida's conservation areas and natural resources.

BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

  • Local, state, and federal levels of government must all commit significant funding to support the completion of housing units and developments that are accessible for lower income residents.

PRIORITIZE PEOPLE, NOT CARS

  • Convert space that is used to store cars (parking) into space that is used to store people (housing), and build a robust transit system that is compatible with higher-density cities and towns.

Orlando YIMBY Housing Plan

Orlando YIMBY volunteers have created an example housing plan that would enable a greater supply of housing. This is specific to the City of Orlando, though many of its principles could apply to other municipalities in the surrounding area.

This is meant to encourage discussion around the importance of increasing housing supply, and will inform the sorts of policies for which Orlando YIMBY will continue to advocate.