Source: US. Bureau of the Census
Release: New Residential Construction
Starting with the 2005-02-16 release, the series reflects an increase in the universe of permit-issuing places from 19,000 to 20,000 places.
US. Bureau of the Census, New Private Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits - in Structures with 5 Units [PERMIT5], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/PERMIT5, July 24, 2016.