The Remodeling Futures Program of the Joint Center is a comprehensive study of the factors influencing the growth and changing characteristics of housing renovation and repair activity in the United States. The program seeks to produce a better understanding of the home improvement industry and its relationship to the broader residential construction industry.
Read our latest report, Improving America's Housing - Demographic Change and the Remodeling Outlook (2017).
The program also releases the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). The LIRA provides a short-term outlook of national home improvement and repair spending to owner-occupied homes. The indicator, measured as an annual rate-of-change of its components, is designed to project the annual rate of change in spending for the current quarter and subsequent four quarters, and is intended to help identify future turning points in the business cycle of the home improvement and repair industry.
The Director of the Remodeling Futures Program is Kermit F. Baker.
Please visit the Publications page to read more reports, working papers, and research notes from the Remodeling Futures Program.
Remodeling Futures Program’s Steering Committee
The Remodeling Futures Program’s Steering Committee is comprised of executives from leading corporations involved in the housing sector, including homebuilding, building materials manufacturing and distribution, housing finance and mortgage banking, design, construction, and renovation. At semi-annual conferences, committee members review research results and discuss future activities.
List of Remodeling Futures Steering Committee Companies