NIMBY, an acronym for “Not In My Backyard,” reflects a prevalent attitude where individuals or groups resist the expansion of workforce housing in their local area.

The impulse to protect property values and preserve the unique character of neighborhoods is understandable. However, the danger lies in letting self-interest overshadow the broader social good.

While focusing on market growth has merits, neglecting local voices can lead to fractured communities. Striking a balance means valuing housing rights while working within the boundaries of responsible development.

Do you believe that ensuring everyone has the right to housing is more critical today, or do you think prioritizing the preservation of property values is more important?