International Housing Association

Housing Has No Borders

For over 30 years, the International Housing Association (IHA) – an independent nonprofit association – has provided a unique forum for leaders of the housing sector from countries around the world to exchange information and ideas and address common issues and concerns impacting housing and the home building industry. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) serves as the Secretariat of the International Housing Association (IHA).

Members of IHA get access to exclusive housing and home building information, networking opportunities and educational tools and resources. Industry leaders from around the world gather at the IHA Annual Meeting during the NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS), and throughout the year to highlight and discuss their country’s home building issues. 

IHA members enjoy a number of benefits during IBS. Some of these include:

  • VIP advance registration, including three complimentary IBS registrations and advance hotel assignments. 
  • VIP seating during opening ceremonies and complimentary tickets to select high-level events and receptions.
  • Use of the International Central Lounge for business meetings, networking and taking a break. NAHB International staff is there to assist with questions, logistics and meetings.

Throughout the year, IHA members also enjoy customized programs courtesy of their international membership with NAHB. Staff help coordinate members’ onsite visits to the NAHB Housing Center as well as to other organizations of interest, and can arrange customized education seminars and individual meetings at NAHB headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a discounted rate. Plus, members get direct access to NAHB experts – advocacy, communications, legal, economics and more – at no additional cost.

IHA members also have members-only access to, which offers a wealth of industry information and home building resources. The website also provides information on IHA meetings and best practices, virtual/online networking opportunities and education programs. Members also receive a complimentary entry in the International Builders & Service Providers Directory, giving them the opportunity to connect with more than 2 million visitors to the website.

IHA members can also join specialty councils with focus areas such as building systems, sales and marketing, and 50+ housing and subscribe to industry-specific e-newsletters. They also can take advantage of discounted prices and advance announcements of NAHB seminars and trade show opportunities, as well as books, manuals and videos offered online through BuilderBooks.

Interested in joining IHA? Download and complete the application today!

Questions and requests for additional information about the IHA may be directed to NAHB, IHA’s Secretariat at