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Contractor or Employee?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. But it’s important to do so to comply with the law and avoid fines. Learn more >

National Electrical Code Action Kit

So what changed in 2014 National Electrical Code? Read More >

Spotting Workers Comp Fraud

Workers’ compensation insurance fraud can be committed by employees, employers, insurers, agents, doctors, lawyers or anyone else involved in the workers’ compensation process. But workers’ comp fraud primarily penalizes employers and their employees. Read More in NAHB Now >

Land Use 101

The goal of Land Use 101 is to assemble the best available resources from NAHB that are most relevant to the issues curr...

What are Housing Starts?

A start is defined as excavation (ground breaking) for the footings or foundation of a residential structure. For a mult...

Crystalline Silica

OSHA's rule, intended to reduce exposure to airborne concentrations of silica dust, is not practicable for the home buil...

2017 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2017 release dates for NAHB's quarterly surveys: HOI, LMI, MMS, RMI, and 55+ HMI

How Government Regulation Affects the Price of a New Home

This article introduces new NAHB estimates of the impact that such regulations have on the price of a home. The estimate...

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency in homes is generally achieved through the use of building materials, construction techniques, designs...

Local Benefits of Home Building: Updated Estimates

In-Depth Analysis, November 10, 2005 by Paul Emrath Ph.D. The NAHB Model New residential construction often faces oppos...

NAHB Apartment Rent Estimator

Through a link on this page, viewers can access a model NAHB has developed to estimate the average gross rent for an apa...

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NAHB Supports Final Tax Bill

December 16, 2017

House and Senate conferees have produced a final conference report on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, tax reform legislation that will be voted on by each chamber next week. NAHB fully supports this final tax bill and believes it will help middle-class families, maintain the nation’s commitment to affordable housing and ensure that small businesses are treated fairly relative to large corporations. Lower tax rates and a fair tax code will spur economic growth and increase competitiveness, and that is good for housing.

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.