National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is one of the largest trade associations in the United States, representing the interests of home builders, developers, contractors, and associated businesses11. Founded in the early 1940s, NAHB is a federation of more than 700 state and local home builder associations (HBAs), representing more than 140,000 members211. About one-third of these members are home builders and remodelers, while the rest work in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and building materials manufacturing and supply211.

Each year, NAHB members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily211. The association’s mission is to protect the American Dream of housing opportunities for all, while working to achieve professional success for its members who build communities, create jobs, and strengthen the economy2612.

NAHB provides its members with a range of services and benefits. It offers educational opportunities, including online and in-person courses, and organizes the International Builders’ Show, the most important event of the year for the home building industry211. The association also conducts independent research and produces a number of publications and indices, including the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, an economic indicator used by financial analysts, the Federal Reserve, policymakers, and the news media11.

In addition, NAHB advocates for its members on a wide range of issues, including the tax code, federal housing programs, regulatory relief, environmental laws, building codes, OSHA, building materials, housing finance, and more9. It operates at the local, state, and national levels, striving to improve the business environment by eliminating excessive regulations6.

NAHB also has several affiliates, including Home Innovation Research Labs, which develops, tests, and evaluates new materials, methods, standards, and equipment to improve the technology and affordability of America’s housing, and the National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of NAHB, dedicated to helping the housing

Citations:

  1. https://www.nahb.org
  2. https://www.nahb.org/why-nahb/about-nahb/about-nahb
  3. https://www.nahb.org/why-nahb/types-of-membership
  4. https://www.nahb.org/advocacy/advocacy-overview
  5. https://www.nahb.org/education-and-events/upcoming-events
  6. https://www.nahb.org/why-nahb/about-nahb
  7. https://www.cwu.edu/academics/engineering/resources/national-association-home-builders.php
  8. https://www.hbag.org/about-us/membership/
  9. https://www.nahb.org/nahb-community/member-benefits/advocacy
  10. https://www.nahb.org/education-and-events/meetings
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Association_of_Home_Builders
  12. https://www.fcs.uga.edu/fhce/national-association-of-home-builders
  13. https://www.hbag.org/about-us/
  14. https://eventsinamerica.com/events/nahb-international-builders-show-ibs-national-association-of-home-builders-2024/architecture-construction/building-construction/tsqoijwikr1dkisl
  15. https://eyeonhousing.org/about-nahb/
  16. https://www.visualvisitor.com/companies/4995543/national-association-of-home-builders
  17. https://www.hbag.org/pwb-georgia-council/pwb-application/
  18. https://www.probuilder.com/nahb-chairmans-letter-local-advocacy-national-significance
  19. https://www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0017708/
  20. https://www.nchba.org/about-us/
  21. https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/nahb
  22. https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/880359303