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.

Temporary Measure Funds Federal Government Through April 28

December 10, 2016

With a stopgap fiscal 2017 bill to fund the federal government set to expire on Dec. 11, Congress today approved another continuing resolution that will extend current funding levels for most federal agencies through April 28.

No. 1 Cause of Structural Failures

December 09, 2016

Improper drainage, active soils, or simply poor design are frequently the culprits. But research shows that, by far, the most common cause of residential structural failure stems from insufficiently compacted fill material. A new article on reveals just how prevalent (and costly) the issue is, and how it can be avoided.

NAHB Applauds Labor Secretary Choice

December 09, 2016

NAHB Chair Ed Brady today applauded President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder to head the Department of Labor.

Non-Mortgage Credit Growth Continues

December 09, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board reported that consumer credit outstanding continues to grow. However, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.2 percent over the month of October 2016, growth in consumer credit was 1.9 percentage points slower than its rate, 7.1 percent, in September. There is now $3.73 trillion in outstanding consumer credit. Revolving credit has also contributed to the over consumer credit... Read More ›

NAHB Releases the 2016 “Priced Out” Estimates

December 09, 2016

NAHB Economics recently released its 2016 “Priced Out” Estimates showing that, nationally, a $1,000 increase in the median new home price (triggered, for example, by additional regulation) will leave 152,903 households priced out of the market. This means that 152,903 U.S. households could qualify for a mortgage on the median-priced new home before, but not after, the price increases. The... Read More ›

Residential Construction Employment Grew in November

December 07, 2016

The count of unfilled jobs in the overall construction sector remained elevated in October, as residential construction employment continued to grow. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs (on a seasonally adjusted basis) came in at 205,000 in October, after reaching 221,000 in September. The cycle high was 225,000 set in July. The... Read More ›