The inaugural Innovative Housing Showcase drew more than 5,000 people June 1-5 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Co-hosted by NAHB and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Showcase featured 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 12 exhibitors included prototype homes displaying innovative building technologies that address affordability and resiliency.
"This week thousands of people got to experience firsthand the latest innovations in our industry and how this technology will help make housing more affordable in all of our communities," said NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde, who spoke on the opening day of the event.
"This is an historic event," remarked HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson. "It's the first time we've had a housing showcase like this on the Mall. It's so timely because affordable housing is a gigantic issue for millions of families across our nation."
The Showcase included panel discussions and on-stage interviews with Administration leaders, members of Congress, and leaders in the housing industry.
Check out highlights of the five-day event in this video: