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.

Timber Towers Reach for the Skies

June 27, 2017

Are 20-story timber high-rises the future of building? Perhaps, if code changes under development by a committee of the International Code Council are eventually approved for the 2021 International Building Code.

Lumber Tariffs Threaten Thousands of U.S. Jobs, Raise Housing Costs

June 27, 2017

In a move that will raise housing costs and price countless American households out of the housing market, the Commerce Department on June 26 imposed a preliminary 6.87% anti-dumping duty on Canadian lumber imports on top of the 19.88% countervailing duties announced in April.

Legal Action Funded Case Wins Big in Vermont

June 26, 2017

A case that was awarded funding from NAHB’s Legal Action Fund received a favorable decision on June 23, providing an additional dose of much-needed clarity to Vermont employers.

Duties on Lumber Now Enough to Threaten Thousands of U.S. Jobs

June 27, 2017

In a previous post, NAHB analyzed the effect of the 19.88% countervailing duty (CVD) levied by the Department of Commerce on Canadian softwood lumber exported to the United States.  The NAHB analysis showed that, had that duty been in effect throughout 2017, the effects would include a net loss of 8,241 full-time U.S. jobs. On June 26, the Department of... Read More ›

May Gains for New Home Sales

June 23, 2017

Contracts for new home sales expanded by 2.9% in May to a 610,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to estimates from the joint data release of HUD and the Census Bureau. The report also noted a strong upward revision for the April rate of sales, increasing from a 569,000 annual pace to 593,000. The growth in sales continues along a positive trend for the... Read More ›

Property Tax Revenues Increase for 18th Straight Quarter

June 22, 2017

NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau’s quarterly tax data shows that $541 billion in taxes were paid by property owners over the four quarters ending in Q4 2016.[1] This represents a $23 billion—or 4.5%—increase over the previous trailing four quarters.  Although this growth rate declined for the first time in a year and a half, it remains robust relative to... Read More ›