On other SE sites there is a Site Stats block in the right hand sidebar showing stats for questions, answers, users etc... There isn't one on Home Improvement - why?
Those stats only appear for public beta.
This site is still in private beta, and there seem to be some subtle differences between a public beta site and a private beta site. See this question I asked on meta SO earlier for one of them.
You can see those stats in Area 51: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/170/home-improvement