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The State of Residential Construction Industry (SORCI) Report

Even with continued uncertainty in the world with rising interest rates, labor shortages and war, residential home builders are increasingly optimistic about the year ahead, with 76.9% of company owners expecting to grow their businesses in 2024.

New Energy Codes Mandate a Blow to Housing Affordability

In a move that will curb new construction and harm housing affordability nationwide, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have issued a final determination that will require all HUD- and USDA- financed new single-family construction housing to be built to the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code […]

New Homes Month

Social media is where many people — including prospective home buyers and current home owners — are spending time these days. Communications channels such as Facebook, X (formally known as Twitter), YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and more provide a wide-reaching, cost-effective opportunity to promote special events such as New Homes Month and National Homeownership Month.

March is Ladder Safety Month

An annual public awareness campaign presented by the American Ladder Institute (ALI) and sponsored by NAHB. It’s the perfect time to review your safety policies and procedures for using one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on a job site.

Career and Technical Education Month

Career and Technical Education Month® is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE. Career and Technical Education Month® The U.S. housing industry suffers from a chronic shortage of directly-employed labor and subcontractors. While the shortage varies somewhat by trade, by region, and from year to year, over […]

What is the “Missing Middle” of Housing?

Missing middle housing encompasses all the housing unit types that fall between detached single-family homes and large, apartment-style multifamily buildings. This includes duplexes, triplexes, four-plexes, courtyard and cottage court communities and townhouses. Missing middle housing can provide additional units in a manner that fits existing communities’ structure, known as “gentle density,” while assisting in providing […]

Careers in Construction Month

Careers in Construction Month is an annual month designated to help increase public awareness of the opportunities available in construction trades professions.

Associate Member Appreciation Month

HBRA Sept 2023 September is Associate Member Appreciation Month – an annual celebration of Associate members for their contributions to the NAHB Federation and the home building industry. Associates are our industry’s suppliers, service providers and product manufacturers – a vital component of home building and our association.