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

Local HBA Economic and Housing Stats Online Tool Available

March 21, 2019

NAHB updated an online tool that makes it easy for HBAs to compare local housing markets. The tool provides economic and housing market statistics for all HBAs and covers 12 key economic and demographic statistics. This unique feature allows HBAs to compare local housing markets to other associations, state and/or national figures. The statistics provided […]

EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

March 20, 2019

EPA finalized a rule last week to ban the manufacture or sale of paint strippers containing the toxic chemical methylene chloride to consumers.  The Agency also signaled its intention to develop federal regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act to limit the use of methylene chloride paint strippers for commercial applications.

SBA to Hold Three Roundtables on New Overtime Rule Proposal

March 20, 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be hosting three roundtables in April to discuss the Department of Labor’s new proposed Overtime Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. NAHB members and other small businesses are encouraged to participate to express their views on the proposal.

Fed Adopts A More Dovish Stance

March 21, 2019

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed’s monetary policymaking body, held the federal funds rate steady at a top rate of 2.5% at the conclusion of its March meeting. This was no surprise for financial markets, as this approach had been telegraphed by the Fed in January. However, the Fed communicated two other elements that indicate that the central... Read More ›

Gypsum Prices Down 10% Since 2018 Peak

March 20, 2019

The downward trend in prices paid for gypsum products continued in February, as prices declined 5.1% (seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prices paid for gypsum products have fallen 8.6% and 9.8% since the start of 2019 and August 2018, respectively. The trend is notable as prices have fallen... Read More ›

Colors and Finishes for Kitchen Appliances, Cabinets, and Countertops

March 20, 2019

Last week’s post on NAHB’s recently released report, What Home Buyers Really Want, highlighted the most wanted kitchen features. This post provides more detail on the colors and finishes home buyers want for their kitchen appliances, cabinets, and countertops. The report is based on a nationally representative survey asking home buyers (people who bought homes in the previous three years... Read More ›