Research and publications from home building and development industry leaders, as well as CBIA, on key issues facing California and our industry.
California’s Housing Affordability Crisis: Barriers and Potential Solutions to the State’s Housing Shortage
UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation Report:
It All Adds Up: The Cost Of Housing Development Fees In Seven California Cities.
Economic Benefits of Housing Fact Sheet.
Building Water Efficiency into Every Home Fact Sheet
High Housing Costs - Causes & Consequences Fact Sheet
Impacts of a Prevailing Wage Requirement for Market Rate Housing in California, was funded by the California Homebuilding Foundation and conducted by Matthew Newman, former Executive Director for the California Institute for County Government and former Policy Analyst for the Legislative Analyst’s Office. The full report can be found here.
In his report, Mr. Newman highlights the devastating impacts of mandated prevailing wage on housing:
- Requiring prevailing wage rates for residential construction would increase hourly labor costs by 89% on average, with some parts of the state experiencing increases of more than 125%.
- This increase could translate to a 37% increase in construction costs, or about $84,000 for a typical new home.
- In addition to increasing construction costs, other effects could include a decrease in the number of new market rate homes built, a reduction in new affordable housing units for the state; both of which would result in fewer construction jobs.
Mckinsey Global Institute: A tool kit to close California’s Housing Gap: 3.5 Million Homes by 2025
Each year Californians pay $50 billion more for housing than they are able to afford. In total, California’s housing shortage costs the state more than $140 billion per year in lost economic output, including lost construction investment as well as foregone consumption of goods and services because higher housing costs.
Senate Bill 32 (Pavley) Analysis
An analysis of the impacts of Senate Bill 32 (Pavley) on California's residential construction and rental housing markets. The report concludes that the bill would likely have significant negative impacts on the housing markets, as well as the broader California economy. The analysis was funded by the California Homebuilding Foundation.
California's Residential Indoor Water Use Update
New homes built to today’s standards use far less water than homes built 20 years ago and will use even less water when the California Green Building Standards Code comes into effect in 2011, according to a California Homebuilding Foundation study.
The Home Book: A Complete Guide to Homeowner and Homebuilder Responsibilities
The Home Book is a new publication modeled after a highly successful book initially released in 2002. Builders can receive a 20% discount by purchasing the book through CBIA. To order the book, visit www.HouseFixIt.com or call (855) 380-2340. To get the 20% discount use the CBIA coupon code, CA1CBIA when ordering.
The Economic Benefits of Housing in California
Updated in September, the CHF report shows that the new-home building industry contributes $36.8 billion and 209,000 jobs per year to the California economy.
The Economic Benefits of Housing in California
Updated in August, the CHF report shows that the new-home building industry contributes $20.7 billion and 122,000 jobs per year to the California economy.
The Use of Residential Nexus Analysis in Support of California's Inclusionary Housing Ordinances: A Critical Evaluation
This study finds that the use of residential nexus analysis (RNA) in determining inclusionary housing percentage requirements and in-lieu fees for both residential and commercial development often produces highly inflated affordable housing requirements and in-lieu fees.
The Economic Benefits of Housing
Updated in August, the CHF report shows that the downturn in new-home building has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and tens of billions of dollars in economic output to California’s economy.
Profile of the Typical Single-Family Builder in 2009
HousingEconomics.com prepared a detailed profile of NAHB members who specialize in single-family home construction, including average units built, employees and business activity.
U.S. Solar Energy: Year in Review
Despite the recession, solar energy grew in installations, jobs and revenues during 2009, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
Water Use in the California Residential Home
New homes built to today’s standards use far less water than homes built 20 years ago and will use even less water when the California Green Building Standards Code comes into effect in 2011.
Shopping for Your Home Loan
HUD's booklet will help you become familiar with how interest rates, points, balloon payments, and prepayment penalties can affect your monthly mortgage payments.
Housing Builds Jobs
CBIA's 12-page report on the 2009 principles and policies of California homebuilders.
CBIA Green Building and Sustainability Policy
CBIA is actively involved in evaluating and promoting performance strategies and programs that enhance energy efficiency and water conservation.
Carbon Footprint of Single-Family New Construction
ConSol reports on the impact in the wake of the passage of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32).
- Meeting AB 32: Cost-Effective Greenhouse Gas Reductions in the Residential Sector » Download the Report.
- County-By-County Breakdown of Housing Inventory. » Download the Report.
If Homeownership is a Priority
The 2008 edition of CBIA’s annual statement of the principles and policies of California homebuilders.
2008 Housing Forecast
CBIA Chief Economist Alan Nevin gives his annual economic forecast for California's new-home production in 2008.