The Innovative Housing Showcase is a three-day event featuring new building technologies and housing solutions that are making housing more innovative, resilient, and affordable for American families. More than 2,500 people, including policymakers, housing industry representatives, media, and the general public, are expected to attend.
The Showcase will include exhibitor demonstrations, entrepreneurs and leaders in the housing industry. There will be more than a dozen exhibits, including full-sized prototype homes, displaying innovative building technologies that address affordability, resilience, and the future of housing.
The Showcase will be open to the public and free of charge.
The Innovative Housing Showcase weekend operating hours are 10am-6pm and weekday operating hours are 9am-6pm.
The Innovative Housing Showcase will feature exhibitors consisting of prototype homes, building technology demonstrations, information for future homebuyers, and housing counseling services.
The purpose of the Innovative Housing Showcase is display new building technologies that can make housing more affordable and resilient. The Showcase is free and open to the public. In particular, homeowners, future homeowners, entrepreneurs, real estate professionals, contractors, lawmakers, civil servants, veterans, and military professionals are all encouraged to attend. There will be something of interest for everyone.
Registration is not required to attend the Innovative Housing Showcase. The Showcase is open to the public and free of charge.
Children are welcome to attend the Innovative Housing Showcase. We kindly request that a parent or guardian is present with children at all times, especially when touring the prototype homes.
Photography is permitted at the Showcase. Bullhorns, laser pointers, and other sound projecting items are prohibited.
Security will be present at the Showcase 24 hours a day throughout event and during the Exhibitor set-up and breakdown days.
Parking around the National Mall is extremely limited. The closest metro location is the Smithsonian stop, which is accessible via the blue, orange, and silver metro lines. Capitol Bikeshare docking stations are also nearby.
The Showcase will not be rescheduled and will operate rain or shine. If severe weather should occur, some events may be canceled and Exhibits will be temporarily closed.
Limited storage space will be available at the Showcase Information table; however, the Showcase is not responsible for any personal items.
There will be standard and ADA accessible portable restrooms on site. There are also National Park Service facilities on the National Mall.
Food and beverages will not be sold at the Showcase. A National Park Service concession stand is located nearby at the Air & Space Museum refreshment kiosk on Jefferson Drive SE near 4th Street SE. Food trucks are also frequently located near the National Mall.
Attendees are permitted to bring water bottles and food into the Showcase perimeter; however, these items will not be permitted inside the Exhibits.
Quote from Jerry Konter
“I’m so glad that we are able to bring back the Innovative Housing Showcase after a long three years. The 2022 Showcase will be more innovative and even more exciting than the 2019 event. The National Association of Home Builders is proud to partner with HUD to present the newest innovators and entrepreneurs in the affordability, resiliency, energy-efficient and forward-thinking sectors of the home building industry. You will be able to see, touch and experience the future of housing at the Innovative Housing Showcase.” - Jerry Konter, 2022 Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders
Quote from Doug Bibby
“NMHC is proud to once again be a partner in support of the Innovative Housing Showcase. At a time of historic housing demand, it has never been more important to discuss novel solutions aimed at the housing affordability issues facing so many communities across the country. From supply chain issues, costs of materials and labor, to outdated regulatory barriers and NIMBYism, the challenges to the development of new housing are myriad. But, by working together with lawmakers at all levels of government and the private sector, we can lower the cost of housing and expand housing opportunities.” - Doug Bibby, NMHC President