Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and NAHB recently announced a dynamic list of government and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and journalists who will be speaking at the Innovative Housing Showcase, June 1-5, on the National Mall. Headliners include HUD Sec. Ben Carson, U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria, FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor, NAHB Chair Greg Ugalde, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz. View the complete lineup here. The five-day event will feature new building technologies and housing solutions that are making housing more affordable for American families and homes more resilient during natural disasters.

The Showcase will include panel discussions, on-stage interviews and demonstrations. Along with the main stage speakers, there will be more than a dozen exhibitors, including prototype homes, displaying innovative building technologies that address affordability and resiliency.

For example, the Many Problems, Mini Solutions panel on Saturday, June 1, 2-3 p.m., will take a closer look at the tiny house trend and discuss how tiny homes can be an innovative solution to a wide range of housing needs. Moderator, Zack Giffin, co-host of the popular Tiny House Nation, will speak with panelists Liz Singleton, Build Us Hope; Andrew Bennett, Core Housing Solutions; and Alexis Stephens, Tiny House Expedition.

On the final day of the showcase, the Keeping up with the Codes panel, led by Sara Yerkes from the International Code Council, will take a deeper dive into how companies can play a more active role in the code development process. Don't miss this panel on Wednesday, June 5, 1:30-2 p.m. View the entire schedule and learn more at www.hud.gov/innovative_housing.

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