HUD No. 19-065
HUD Public Affairs
May 14, 2019
HORTON WORLD SOLUTIONS TO FEATURE NEW HOUSING PROTOTYPE AT INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) today announced that Horton World Solutions, a residential home building, commercial building, and industrial applications company, will exhibit a new housing prototype at the inaugural "Innovative Housing Showcase," June 1-5, 2019, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The prototype will feature a building system that is durable yet lightweight, easily constructed, resilient, and can provide single family, duplex, and multifamily homes as well as commercial and health care buildings up to four stories without the need for structural steel, wood, concrete, or additional support.
"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.
"It has been my mission to create a safer home, which has now evolved into an affordable, energy efficient opportunity for all. While it is an honor to be part of the Innovative Housing Showcase, it is a true blessing to be able to help fulfil the dream of Dr. Carson of a resilient, smart, energy efficient and affordable home for the people who work hard and are the backbone of America," said Horton World Solutions co-founder Terry Horton.
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