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.

Energy Bill Heads to Finish Line

August 26, 2016

The House of Representatives has passed a bill that gives the Department of Energy a more common-sense and home buyer-friendly role in the building code process. The Senate passed a version of the energy bill that doesn’t include those key reforms. NAHB needs the help of all members of the Federation to fix that.

NAHB, HBRAM Ask Court to Review MS4 Permit

August 25, 2016

With its municipal separate storm sewer system permit for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Environmental Protection Agency is coming very close to regulating the number of homes that can be built on a site, and how the roads and driveways of a project must be laid out.

Solar Power Prices Continue Descent

August 25, 2016

Two new “state of the market” reports released Wednesday by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found that solar energy system pricing, such as solar photovoltaic (PV), is at an all-time low.

States with the Fastest Growing Construction Employment

August 26, 2016

NAHB’s analysis of July regional employment data from the BLS shows that states with the highest annual growth rates of total construction employment are Iowa (16.52%), Hawaii (12.89%), Idaho (12.63%), and Colorado (10.88%), compared to the national average growth rate of 4.55%.   Thirty-nine states and District of Columbia experienced positive year-over-year changes in construction employment in July. On a... Read More ›

Serious Delinquency Rate on Single-family Mortgages Continues to Drop

August 25, 2016

In its quarterly National Delinquency Survey, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported that 3.11% of 1-4 family mortgages were seriously delinquent in the second quarter of 2016. Measured on a not seasonally adjusted basis, the rate of serious delinquency, which includes both mortgages that are 90 or more days past due and mortgages in foreclosure, was 0.84 percentage point less than the 3.95%... Read More ›

Apartment and Condominium Market Dips Slightly in the Second Quarter

August 25, 2016

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Multifamily Production Index (MPI) dropped three points to 50 in the second quarter of 2016 (Exhibit 1). This is the 18th consecutive reading of 50 or above, which means that more builders and developers report that current conditions in the apartment and condominium market are improving than report conditions are getting worse. Exhibit... Read More ›