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.

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Liz Thompson, Director of Media Relations

Stephanie Pagan, Media Relations Manager

NAHB Legal Action Fund Awards Grants to Help Member Litigation

June 18, 2019

The Legal Action Committee announced the recipients of its latest round of legal aid grants at the NAHB Spring Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Housing Starts Relatively Flat Off of Strength in Multifamily Sector

June 18, 2019

Total housing starts declined 0.9% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.27 million units from an upwardly revised reading in April, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

Zoning Restrictions Present Major Obstacles to Housing Affordability

June 18, 2019

Boston has seen notable growth in recent years, but it has been unable to keep up with housing demand. A new report, “The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing In Greater Boston,” illustrates the effects zoning restrictions can have on housing affordability in a major metropolitan area.

Housing Starts Relatively Flat in May

June 18, 2019

Total housing starts posted a 0.9 percent decrease in May (1.269 million units) compared to an upwardly revised April estimate of 1.281 million units, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. Relative to May 2018, total starts are 4.7 percent below the annual pace of 1.332 million units. Single-family production in May posted a monthly... Read More ›

Builder Confidence Solid in June Amidst Growing Economic Uncertainty

June 17, 2019

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 64 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Sentiment levels have held at a solid range in the low- to mid-60s for the past five months. While demand for single-family homes remains sound, builders continue to report rising... Read More ›

Single-Family Permit Continues To Be Weak in April

June 14, 2019

Over the first four months of 2019, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 261,119. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 6.5% decline over the April 2018 level of 279,302. Year-to-date ending in April, single-family permits reported growth only in the Northeast region of the country. The South, Midwest, and the West regions declined... Read More ›