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

OSHA Releases Silica Standard FAQ for Construction

August 14, 2018

OSHA just released a set of 53 frequently asked questions to provide guidance to employers and employees on its respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. 

HUD Publishes Notice on Disaster Recovery Funds

August 14, 2018

HUD has published a notice for the purpose of assisting in long-term recovery from 2017 disasters.

HUD to Amend Its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

August 14, 2018

On August 13, HUD published a notice inviting public comment on amendments to its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations.

Most Buyers Actively Searching for a Home Have Been Looking for 3+ Months

August 14, 2018

The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls conducted by Morning Consult, but are not seasonally adjusted due to the short time horizon of the series, and therefore caution is advised... Read More ›

FHA-Backed Loans Accounted For The Majority Of All Non-Conventional Financing In 2017

August 13, 2018

NAHB analysis of the 2017 Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that, nationwide, the share of non-conventional financing in 2017 accounted for less than a third of the market, at 30.8%. The reliance on non-conventional forms of financing varied across the United States, with its share at 35.4% in the South Atlantic and West South Central divisions but... Read More ›

Half of US Homes Built before 1980

August 10, 2018

The median age of owner-occupied homes is 37 years, according to the latest data from the 2016 American Community Survey. Compared to a median age of 31 years in 2005, the U.S. owner-occupied housing stock is aging gradually. This aging trend is primarily because of modest gains in residential construction over the past decade. This aging housing stock signals a... Read More ›