Home Show on National Mall in Washington, D.C. Halted by Coronavirus
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will forgo the 2nd Annual Innovative Housing Showcase previously scheduled for Sept. 12-14 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson had announced the dates for the 2020 public event during the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas, the last large housing convention hosted prior to the pandemic.
The Innovative Housing Showcase is a large, public display of innovative designs, structures, and advances in housing, particularly toward energy-efficiency, durability, and affordability.
Manufactured Housing at the Innovative Housing Showcase
Last year, the Manufactured Housing Institute and Skyline Champion Corporation, UMH Properties, and Cavco Industries teamed to set up a trio of manufactured homes on the National Mall.
“An average of 1,000 people per day toured the homes over the five-day period, including administration officials, members of Congress, and the general public,” MHI noted in a statement following Carson’s announcement. “With these homes on display, policymakers and the public saw with their own eyes that today’s modern manufactured homes are indistinguishable from site-built homes and about half the cost per square foot.”
In 2020, innovative builders again hoped to host law and policymakers through the week, including manufactured housing professionals who invest in and plan out affordable, safe, and healthy places to live.
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