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The California Building Industry Association is a statewide trade association representing thousands of businesses, homebuilders, remodelers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, designers and other industry professionals. A recent study determined that homebuilding generates approximately $60 billion a year to the California economy and creates an estimated 526,000 jobs statewide.

Use this section to learn more about CBIA's mission and commitment to the industry. You can also learn more about CBIA leadership and how to contact members of the CBIA staff.

Housing Statistics

Looking for housing numbers? We've got you covered with monthly housing starts, new home sales and median sales prices of new homes, quarterly housing affordability numbers, and complete sets of statistics broken down by metro region. Our numbers come from reliable sources, including CIRB, Hanley Wood Market Intelligence and NAHB/Wells Fargo Market Intelligence.

Press Releases

Read the most recent releases from CBIA on housing construction, new home sales and other topics relevant to the homebuilding industry. Older releases can be accessed in our press release archive.

Industry News

What is happening in the homebuilding industry? Summaries and links to the day's top housing and homebuilding news from media outlets are posted in this section every weekday. Industry News is also available to members and or media by subscribing to a daily email.

CBIA in the News

Read stories on some of the issues related to CBIA and its history.

Industry News

4/16/2015
Applaud Bi-Partisan Action to Spur Affordable Home Construction

The California Building Industry Association (CBIA) applauds yesterday’s bi-partisan vote to invest in public-private partnerships to construct affordable homes and create California jobs. The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee passed AB 35 (Atkins and Chiu) and AB 90 (Chau), two of four bills in a package of affordable home financing bills championed by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins.

2/23/2015
CIRB Reveals 2014 Solar Permit Statistics

For the past year, CIRB has been tracking month-by-month photovoltaic (PV) installations and valuations across the state of California. 2014 numbers show the volume of solar permit issuance and city-level calculations of residential and commercial installations.
 
Along with detailed residential and non-residential building activity, CIRB has been compiling and offering 2014 solar and HVAC permit data as a one-time order and/or complimentary subscriber benefit in the new Energy Permit Summary Report.

2/16/2015
California Competes Tax Credit - Information and Workshops

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Tax credit agreements will be negotiated by GO-Biz and approved by a statutorily created “California Competes Tax Credit Committee” consisting of the State Treasurer, the Director of the Department of Finance, the Director of GO- Biz and one appointee each by the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules.
 
Any business can apply for the California Competes Tax Credit. The credit is available statewide to all industries. However, while there are no geographic or sector specific restrictions, the purpose of the California Competes Tax Credit is to attract and retain high-value employers in California in industries with high economic multipliers and that provide their employees good wages and benefits.