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 Remembers Code Official Gilbert Gonzales Jr.

August 16, 2017

Funeral services will be held Aug. 19 for Gilbert Gonzales Jr., a member of the International Code Council Board of Directors and a home builder’s advocate on building and energy codes.

Single-Family Starts Hold Steady in July

August 16, 2017

Nationwide housing starts fell 4.8% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. Single-family production slipped 0.5% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 856,000 after a strong, upwardly revised June reading.

NAHB Mourns Passing of Past President Stanley Waranch

August 16, 2017

Virginia builder Stanley Waranch, a longtime association leader who served as NAHB's president in 1972, died Saturday, Aug. 12 after a long illness. Mr. Waranch was 91.

New Single-Family Home Size Trends Lower

August 16, 2017

After increasing and leveling off in recent years, new single-family home size continued along a general trend of decreasing size during the second quarter of 2017.  This change of the last two years marks a reversal of the trend that had been in place as builders focused on the higher end of the market during the recovery. As the entry-level market... Read More ›

Single-Family Starts Flat in July

August 16, 2017

The pace of single-family starts was effectively flat in July, after a strong rate was recorded in June. In contrast, the multifamily market continues to slow after multiple strong years. Total starts declined almost 5% in July to a 1.155 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. The headline decline... Read More ›

Builder Confidence Springs Back with Four-Point August Jump

August 15, 2017

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points in August to a level of 68 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builder sentiment is being supporting by ongoing job and economic growth, attractive mortgage rates, and growing consumer confidence. The fact that builder confidence has returned to the healthy levels... Read More ›