News and Publications

There's a lot to know about the housing industry. This is why the NAHB Newsroom should 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, please use our online form or contact a member of our Media Relations team.

Liz Thompson, Director of Media Relations

Stephanie Pagan, Media Relations Manager

Scholarships Support Next Generation of Industry Leaders

March 16, 2018

Students interested in – or currently pursuing – rewarding career opportunities in residential construction can apply for several industry scholarships that are now accepting applications.

National Designation Month Spotlight: Meet Custom Builder Chuck Miller

March 16, 2018

March is National Designation Month, which gives NAHB a chance to shine a spotlight on some outstanding building industry professionals who were named Designees of the Year for 2017 and honored in January during the 2018 International Builders’ Show.

Free Webinar: Steps to Avoid Ladder-Related Injuries

March 16, 2018

With the proper rules and precautions, builders can reduce the risks of jobsite injuries. A March 23 webinar will show how it can be done.

Multifamily Decline In February

March 16, 2018

Total housing starts declined in February, led by a reversion to trend for multifamily development. Starts fell 7% to a 1.24 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. The pace of single-family starts expanded in February, rising 2.9% to an 902,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate. The three-month moving average for single-family... Read More ›

Builder Confidence Remains on Solid Footing

March 15, 2018

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a level of 70 in March from a downwardly revised February reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the fourth consecutive month at or above a level of 70 for the HMI, an indication of strong single-family housing... Read More ›

Broad-Based Price Increases Plague Building Materials in February

March 14, 2018

Prices paid for building materials increased across the board in February. The indexes for softwood lumber (+5.6%), gypsum products (+4.2%), OSB (+3.1%), ready-mix concrete (+0.4%), and inputs to residential construction less labor (+1.0%) all increased, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The percentage increase in softwood lumber prices (not seasonally adjusted)... Read More ›