News and Publications

There's a lot to know about the housing industry, especially in these turbulent times. This is why the NAHB Newsroom can be your resource for the latest, most complete news and information about the housing industry. NAHB also offers a full slate of news publications focused on a variety of home building industry topics.

For media inquiries contact Elizabeth Thompson, Director of Media Relations, at 202-266-8495 or use our online form.

NAHB, OSHA Settle Litigation on Confined Spaces Rule

May 25, 2016

The settlement clarifies that the rule has very limited application in the residential home building industry.

Regulatory Nightmare Continues After Nearly 3 Decades

May 24, 2016

One developer’s ongoing attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit is a prime example of why Congress must take action to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' final “waters of the U.S.” rule from being implemented.

New Home Sales Reach Post-Recession High

May 24, 2016

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 16.6% in April from an upwardly revised March reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000 units, according to newly released data by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest sales pace since January 2008.

Over 20% of Home Builders Have Already Used Aerial Drones

May 25, 2016

Results from a recent NAHB survey of single-family builders show that a majority of them (66 percent) are aware that unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones) have been used on construction sites, and 22 percent have already used a drone in their own construction business at least once (including cases where they may have hired a third party to do so).... Read More ›

New Home Sales Surge in April

May 24, 2016

Rising to the highest monthly pace since early 2008, new single-family home sales recorded strong gains in April, according to estimates from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Increasing 16.6% on a monthly basis and 23.8% year-over-year, the pace of new home sales came in at 619,000 on an annualized basis. Sales increased for all regions... Read More ›

Even Modest Cap on Canadian Lumber Threatens 8,900 U.S. Jobs

May 24, 2016

Recent NAHB estimates show that a 25 percent volume cap on softwood lumber imported from Canada, had it been in place in 2014, would have resulted in a loss of A previous post showed the impact that a 15 percent tariff on Canadian lumber, the maximum allowed under the expired Softwood Lumber Agreement, would have on U.S. markets. This post takes... Read More ›