U.S. housing starts in December 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.70 million, up 1.4% from the November estimate and 2.5% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts decreased 2.3% from November to 1.17 million.
U.S. building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.87 million, growing 9.1% from November and up 6.5% from the same month in 2020. Single-family authorizations increased 2.0% to 1.13 million in December. See U.S. Census Bureau