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

CHF|CIRB Releases February 2014 Housing Statistics

February 2014 housing units have surpassed the January numbers by 14%, though year-over-year total units revealed a 25% decrease since February 2013. Single-family units show a minor decrease in activity, but multi-family housing units experienced significant increases in month-over-month statistics.

To see where the activity will be in the coming months, order the full California Construction Review February report or request a CHF|CIRB Custom report, prepared to meet your specific data requirements. Data requests may be emailed to, where one of our research specialists will respond to you in a timely fashion. For information on all CHF|CIRB products and services, or for placing an order, please refer to our website at or call us at (916) 340-3340.

CBIA Announces 2014 Leadership Team

The California Building Industry Association, the voice of housing in California, is pleased to introduce its 2014 Board of Directors’ leadership team.

CBIA Welcomes Senator David E. Cogdill as New CEO and President

The California Building Industry Association welcomes former Senator David E. Cogdill as its new CEO and President. The CBIA Executive Committee selected Cogdill after a 6-month search to replace current CEO and President Mike Winn. While serving as Chairman of the association in 2010, Winn assumed the day-to-day management of CBIA and will return to his Sacramento land development company in November.