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.

NLRB Overturns Browning-Ferris Decision; Reinstates Prior Joint Employer Standard

December 15, 2017

In a victory for NAHB and the small business community, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) voted on Dec. 14 to overturn its 2015 ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries. Yesterday's 3-2 vote effectively overturns an Obama-era decision that radically expanded the traditional definition for joint employer status.

IHA Meeting Focuses on Housing Affordability

December 15, 2017

Housing affordability continues to be a priority for housing experts not just in the United States, but worldwide, said participants at the 2017 Interim Meeting of the International Housing Association held in Tokyo last month.

2018 Could Bring More of the Same: Tight Labor and Costly Materials

December 14, 2017

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides a brief summary of the challenges builders faced in 2017, and describes the impacts of hefty tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.

Homeownership by Race and Ethnicity

December 15, 2017

Data from the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy and Homeownership (CPS/HVS) survey show that the US homeownership rate increased to 63.9 percent in the third quarter of 2017, up 0.4 percentage points from the third quarter of 2016. A series of blogs on Eye on Housing cover this topic along with CPS/HVS data on vacancies and household formations. Also produced from... Read More ›

Headline Inflation Accelerates, Core Inflation Slows

December 14, 2017

The Consumer Price Index – Urban Consumers (CPI) rose by 0.4 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis over the month of November and 2.2 percent over the past 12 months on a not seasonally adjusted basis. According to the release, energy prices accounted for three-fourths of the increase in the monthly change in headline inflation. Core CPI, which excludes more... Read More ›

Construction Trades: A Step on the Path Toward Higher Paying Jobs

December 14, 2017

A recent NAHB study identifies eight senior positions at home building companies that are often to nearly always filled by someone with experience in one or more of the construction trades.  Average annual compensation (salary and bonus combined) for each of the eight positions is at least $80,000—at least $100,000, if the position is Head/Director or above of one of... Read More ›