The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a Washington, DC-based trade association whose mission is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. Chief among NAHB's goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing. As the voice of America's housing industry, NAHB helps promote policies that will keep housing a national priority.
Home Builders Care encompasses the philosophy of community outreach activities conducted by builders and home builder associations across the nation. Each year, the home building industry contributes millions of dollars in cash, building materials, supplies, and countless volunteer hours to community charities through local community service projects.
In addition to local community projects, NAHB has a long history of helping in times of need. In response to Hurricane Katrina, NAHB, through the National Housing Endowment, established a relief fund to aid victims in the Gulf Coast states. A fund was also established after the December 2004 tsunami struck South Asia. NAHB partnered with Shelter for Life International and Habitat for Humanity International to build homes and establish a Disaster Response Technical Center in the region.
In spring 2009, members of NAHB's green building subcommittee and 50+ housing council undertook a project to restore homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.