The YIMBY (yes in my back yard) movement is a small but growing movement of people who are tired of ever increasing housing prices and entrenched rent-seekers who abrogate property rights and prevent development. Here is the YIMBY Party in San Francisco:
We strongly support building new housing. We have a severe housing shortage. Increasing supply will lower prices for all and expand the number of people who can live in the Bay Area.
YIMBY Party joins New York YIMBY and other YIMBY Town people from across North America and elsewhere.
By the way, McKinsey has a good report on housing in California. Key points:
California ranks 49th among the 50 US states for housing units per capita. Benchmarked against other states on a housing units per capita basis, California is short about two million units.
The report does a detailed analysis of housing patterns and finds that a large fraction of the deficit could be met by increased density around transit stations:
California could add more than five million new housing units in “housing hot spots”—which is more than enough to close the state’s housing gap. [Including]…1.2 million to three million housing units within a half mile of major transit hubs.
They also have good suggestions on streamlining the permitting process.