The WIMBY Pledge


This is a page from the Winter of 1994. In response to hate crimes in Ann Arbor, our office worked with community leaders to start the WIMBY campaign (Welcome in My Backyard). We asked people to sign on to this Pledge and place a poster in their window indicating to the public their commitment to fostering a welcoming community. The campaign was about diversity, inclusion, understanding our own implicit bias, and challenging us to speak up against prejudices and stereotypes.

Coincidentally, FHC staff found this paperwork in our history files a day after attending the Washtenaw County Summit on Equity. The summit was a half-day event focusing on the importance of PLACE in the very real outcomes of our lives: “Where we live impacts our quality of life and even our future.”

For over 23 years, the Fair Housing Center has worked to guarantee that people can choose where they want to live based on their own preferences and not the prejudice of others.

Help us continue the work of the WIMBY pledge to “welcome people of all walks of life in our neighborhood and community, and value human diversity in all its forms” by becoming a member of the Fair Housing Center today.

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