HUD No. 19-063
HUD Public Affairs
May 14, 2019
SKYLINE CHAMPION TO FEATURE NEW HOUSING PROTOTYPES AT INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE
WASHINGTON ÔÇô The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) today announced Skyline Champion Corporation, a manufactured and modular home construction company, will exhibit two new housing prototypes at the inaugural "Innovative Housing Showcase," June 1-5, 2019, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The prototypes will feature an off-site building system that delivers housing modules approximately 85-95 percent complete to the job site, minimizes build time, and increases affordability. Both homes will be built to the HUD code for manufactured housing and one of the homes will meet the requirements of Fannie Mae's MH Advantage┬« and Freddie Mac's CHOICEHomeSM conventional financing programs.
"We're excited to feature innovators in housing and building technologies that are addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the housing industry, namely affordability and durability, through the use of new and innovative construction methods," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.
"The housing affordability crisis is affecting both builders and consumers nationwide. We are honored to be co-hosting this event with HUD as we work together to find solutions to this growing problem," said Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.
"Having two of our homes displayed on the National Mall is a unique opportunity for our company and we're honored to be included. We look forward to showcasing our high-quality, affordable housing solutions to all that visit our display," said Mark Yost, President, Skyline Champion.
The Innovative Housing Showcase is a five-day event on the National Mall that will highlight an array of new technologies and building solutions. These innovations could make housing more affordable for American families and more resilient during natural disasters. For more information, please visit www.hud.gov/Innovative_Housing.
WHAT: Innovative Housing Showcase