NAHB strives to provide a welcoming environment where every person can thrive in the home building industry. The breadth of activities, expertise and professionals that support home building can only be at its very best when we all value the creativity and innovation diversity brings and work intentionally to include underrepresented groups into every part of our association and industry.
In 2020, NAHB formed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force. The task force was created to review and establish best practices for developing and sustaining policies designed to enhance a diverse and inclusive membership that is representative and reflective of all communities that seek the American Dream of homeownership.
Read NAHB’s press release announcing its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force.
NAHB’s National Senior Leadership approved the Task Force’s Strategic Plan, vision, and mission statement outlined below.
We envision a membership that accurately reflects the wide variety of people that live and work in the home building industry and participate in associations that utilize their influence to create pathways for those who want to live in the homes and communities we build, improve and maintain.
The NAHB DEI Task Force seeks to improve and enhance an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of the NAHB Federation through the development and dissemination of educational tools that creatively engage members to action.
The task force also created the NAHB DEI Compact, a simple document that expresses association values as it relates to its DEI initiatives. The NAHB DEI Compact is based on five guiding principles designed to foster and cultivate an association culture that promotes and encourages diversity, equity and inclusion as a foundation of a strong NAHB Federation.
We encourage every NAHB member, affiliated home builders association and industry professional to demonstrate your commitment to NAHB’s DEI initiatives by reviewing and signing the NAHB DEI Compact.