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Research

Grant Funding

The California Homebuilding Foundation funds analyses on various research topics, including housing affordability, construction dispute resolutions, smart growth, land use, and local development policies.

Through our research funding, we aim to provide balance to the public-policy debate on housing issues by educating lawmakers and the public on the economic benefits of new home construction.  Crucial research findings have saved the industry billions of dollars in impact and development fees.

Annual earnings from Foundation endowments are dedicated to these projects, along with assisting regional/local building associations to support local research projects. Click here for the grant guidelines and application.

Construction Industry Research Board (CIRB)

The California Homebuilding Foundation maintains the industry's most reliable research service, the CIRB Report.

CIRB compiles and distributes monthly statistical information on California's residential and commercial construction permit activity. CIRB is the only data collecting organization in California tracking "real time" permits issued in over 538 California counties and cities on residential and commercial construction.

With current and historical housing data available from the 1960's, CIRB data is utilized by state agencies, universities and various private sector organizations. Visit www.cirbreport.org for downloadable reports, subscription information and more.

Compensation Survey Report

As an advocate for the well-being of our industry’s workforce, the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) has constructed a Compensation Survey Report, now available for purchase.

Compensation surveys are very helpful to provide a basis for understanding average earnings and identifying the factors that drive income. The survey reports overall findings and analyzes and how earnings vary with location, years of experience, size of company, company performance and other key factors that influence pay. To order your Compensation Survey Report, please contact Terri Brunson at tbrunson@mychf.org.

We would like to thank the participants who contributed their time and company information to compile the data needed to achieve this essential report. ​

New Development in California Report

Stay on top of construction activity with the popular New Development in California 2019 Report, detailing the largest statewide projects that have been in planning for as long as 15 years!

To order your copy for only $300, contact us today at CHF-CIRB@mychf.org or call 916-340-3340!

Produced by the California Economic Forecast, this 217 page report provides an in-depth look at the large residential and commercial projects by region, including:

  • Plan details
  • Builder company names
  • Contextual information and analyses
  • Photos and maps of the construction sites
  • And more!