Founded in 1942, NAHB is a federation of more than 700 state and local home builder associations (HBAs). About a third of the more than 140,000 NAHB members are home builders or remodelers. The rest of the membership works in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and building materials manufacturing and supply.
Each year, NAHB members build approximately 80% of new homes constructed in the United States.
NAHB's various groups analyze policy issues, take the industry's story to the public through the media and other outlets, monitor and work toward improving the housing finance system, analyzing and forecasting economic and consumer trends, and educating, training, and disseminating information to members. NAHB represents the industry's interests on Capitol Hill. NAHB also works with federal agencies and state and local governments on regulations affecting the housing industry in mortgage finance, building codes, energy efficiency, and the environment.
NAHB organizes one of the largest trade shows in North America, the International Builders' Show (IBS). It is the largest conference of its kind for the residential and light commercial construction industry.