Innovative Housing Showcase Kicks Off on National Mall

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The inaugural Innovative Housing Showcase opened June 1 to packed crowds on the National Mall exploring the latest housing technologies that are helping address the housing affordability crisis. The five-day event, hosted by NAHB and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), features state-of-the-art building technologies and housing solutions that can make homeownership more affordable for American families, and homes more resilient during natural disasters. "The huge crowds that we saw on the National Mall this weekend demonstrate the urgency of addressing the affordability crisis," said NAHB Chair Greg Ugalde. "The private sector and all levels of government must continue working together to find solutions to make housing affordable to all." In addition to the 12 exhibitors, the Showcase includes panel discussions and policy conversations with leaders across the housing industry. HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson arrived at the event in a 3D-printed car created by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, an exhibitor at the Showcase who develops energy-efficient building system technologies and 3D-printed housing materials. See the gallery below for additional pictures from the event. Learn more and see the complete schedule at hud.gov/innovative_housing. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" columns="1" size="large" ids="https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/solar-tiny-home.jpg|A tiny home that runs on 100% solar power at IHS 2019.,https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/zack-giffin-ihs.jpg|Zack Giffin, host of FYI TV's Tiny House Nation, is interviewed at IHS 2019.,https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/greg-ugalde-ihs.jpg|NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde addresses the crowd at the National Mall on the first day of the Showcase.,https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/maunfactured-homes.jpg|Manufactured housing from Skyline-Champion Homes on the National Mall.,https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/container-home.jpg|A home by IndieDwell made from three shipping containers.,https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ihs.jpg|The 2019 Innovative Housing Summit entrance on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.,https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/showcase.jpg|"]

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