Welcome in My BackYard (WIMBY)

Take the Pledge in Three Easy Steps

  1. Read the Pledge (below).
  2. Sign the Pledge (below).
  3. Download the WIMBY sign for your home, or visit our store for yard signs, bumper magnets, cups, t-shirts and much more.

Share Your Commitment to the Principles of WIMBY

    1. Share a pic of yourself with the WIMBY logo and use the hashtag #fhcWIMBY
    2. Share the Pledge (email, social media, print out and give to your neighbor – you decide!). You can also download a pledge sheet.


The WIMBY Pledge

The W I M B Y Pledge : Welcome In My BackYard

I affirm that I welcome people of all walks of life in my neighborhood and community, and value human diversity in all its forms. I cherish my right to live according to my own values and beliefs, and respect the rights of others to do the same.

I am personally opposed to and will try to find ways to speak out against:

Housing discrimination and other forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), disability, familial status, marital status, age, source of income, student status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression;

Verbal and physical harassment and abuse of all kinds, especially against children;

Racist and anti-Semitic acts;

The "not in my backyard" attitude toward group homes, foster-care homes, shelters, and public, cooperative, and subsidized housing;

Ethnic intimidation;

Anti-immigration and anti-immigrant actions and prejudice;

Anti-gay, lesbian, and bisexual harassment;

Anti-transgender and gender expression harassment.

I recognize that I may also hold such prejudices and stereotypes of various kinds developed during my life. Over the next year, I will try to better understand and reverse such attitudes in order to ensure that I do not act upon them.

I also intend to exercise my rights of free speech and political expression by keeping the WIMBY sign in one of my windows for the next year, in order to increase consciousness in my neighborhood and community about the principles of this pledge.

[your signature]

116 signatures

Share the WIMBY Pledge with your friends:


Latest Signatures
116 Marti B. Ann Arbor Oct 19, 2017
115 Ashley F. Ypsilanti Oct 19, 2017
114 Kirsten L. Ann Arbor Oct 18, 2017
113 Michael D. Oct 17, 2017
112 Melissa B. Ann Arbor Oct 13, 2017
111 Lois M. Ann Arbor Oct 09, 2017
110 Mary C. Oct 09, 2017
109 Andy S. Ann Arbor Oct 08, 2017
108 Matthew T. Ann Arbor Oct 06, 2017
107 Jordan G. Brighton Oct 05, 2017
106 Erin M. Dearborn Oct 05, 2017
105 Lisa I. Ann Arbor Oct 05, 2017
104 Victoria H. Burt Oct 05, 2017
103 Heather B. Oct 04, 2017
102 Tarah D. Oct 04, 2017
101 Katie W. Ypsilanti Oct 04, 2017
100 sara m. Ann Arbor Oct 04, 2017
99 Alex Y. Ann Arbor Oct 04, 2017
98 Chip S. Ann Arbor Oct 04, 2017
97 Renee M. Monroe Oct 04, 2017
96 Charles C. Lansing Oct 04, 2017
95 David F. Oct 04, 2017
94 Malinda H. Ypsilanti Oct 02, 2017
93 Heather M. Sep 29, 2017
92 Susan W. Sep 29, 2017

History: In 1994, in response to hate crimes in Ann Arbor, our office worked with community members to start the WIMBY campaign (Welcome in My BackYard). We edited the original version and relaunched the campaign in 2017, during a time of increased intolerance, to help make visible the large number of people who believe in diversity and inclusion.

Looking for the FHC WIMBY video campaign information? Click here.