U.S. housing starts in December 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million, up 5.8% from the revised November estimate and 5.2% higher than the comparable month in 2019. Single-family housing starts increased 12% from November to 1.34 million.
U.S. building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.71 million, growing 4.5% from November and rising 17.3% from the same month in 2019. Single-family authorizations grew 7.8% from November to 1.23 million. See U.S. Census Bureau