Up for Growth Action® is the only U.S. organization singularly focused on leading federal legislation to eliminate barriers and increase resources for housing production.
National Multifamily Housing Council
President - Doug Bibby
NMHC fully supports Up for Growth Action and its mission to advocate for solutions that will create more homes for people of all income levels.
Principal and Managing Partner - Antonio Marquez
Up For Growth Action’s singular voice is directed at federal policy that encourages the creation of affordable housing, breaks down systemic barriers, and bolsters the workforce.
Center for Community Progress
President and CEO - Dr. Akilah Watkins
Up for Growth Action's pro-housing policies are positioned to drive national change that means a better life for people, families, and the communities they call home.
Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky, Inc.
Executive Director - Adrienne Bush
Up for Growth's focus on increasing housing and eliminating exclusion to opportunity through an integrated federal policy approach is critical to achieving our vision.
In the 117th Congress, Up for Growth Action led the introduction of three signature bills resulting in the passage into law of H.R. 3680, the Promoting Affordable Housing Near Transit Act, and the passage of two bills in the House of Representatives: H.R. 2483, the Build More Housing Near Transit Act, and H.R. 2126, the Housing Supply Affordability Act.
Up for Growth Action successfully advocated for legislation and enactment into law.
Gives transit agencies the authority to transfer unused land to non-profit housing developers at zero cost for the purposes of affordable housing development.
Increases development of dense, walkable, and mixed-income communities in high opportunity and transit-served areas.
Up for Growth Action successfully lobbied for this legislation to be included in the U.S. House of Representatives passed Build Back Better plan and President Biden’s Housing Supply Action Plan.
Creates a new HUD planning and implementation grants program to support local efforts to eliminate exclusionary zoning and discriminatory land use policies to expand housing supply.
Provides the states, localities, tribes, and regional municipal and county coalitions with the necessary funding and technical resources to remove artificial barriers to affordable housing development.
Up for Growth Action successfully lobbied for this legislation to be included in the U.S. House of Representatives passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Provides incentives for transit agencies to work with cities to better align zoning and land use policies to support housing needs along proposed transit lines.
Encourages reduction of barriers and increases resources for housing production in transit-served neighborhoods.
Up for Growth Action successfully lobbied for the re-introduction of this legislation in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
Requires recipients (primarily cities and states) of CDBG funding to respond to implementation status of a 21-point checklist of pro-housing policies once every five years.
Creates transparency into local policy to eliminate barriers and amplifies best practices to increase housing supply in communities nationwide.