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HUD No. 19-078
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Wednesday
May 22, 2019

HUD AND NAHB ANNOUNCE SPEAKER LINEUP FOR INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) today announced the speaker lineup for the 2019 Innovative Housing Showcase. In addition to interactive exhibits highlighting the latest building technologies in housing resiliency and affordability, the Showcase will feature panel discussions, on-stage interviews, and demonstrations with exhibitors, lawmakers, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the housing industry.

Government Leaders
  Secretary Ben Carson   U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  Secretary Sonny Perdue   U.S. Department of Agriculture
  Mark Calabria   Federal Housing Finance Agency Director
  Pete Gaynor   FEMA Acting Administrator
  Brian Montgomery    HUD Acting Deputy Secretary and FHA Commissioner
  Mark Menezes   Under Secretary of Energy
  Wm. Lacy Clay   U.S. Representative, Missouri’s First District
  Sean Duffy   U.S. Representative, Wisconsin’s Seventh District
  Len Wolfson   U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  Chris Bourne   U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  Maren Kasper   Ginnie Mae Acting President
  Todd Richardson   U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  Dr. Keith Harris    Veterans Health Administration

Industry Leaders & Entrepreneurs
  Jerry Howard   National Association of Home Builders
  John Boerstler   NextOp
  Daria Daniel   National Association of Counties
  Rob Dietz   National Association of Home Builders
  Stephen Jordan   Institute for Sustainable Development
  Michael Luzier   Home Innovation Research Lab
  Carlos Martin   Urban Institute
  Andrew McCoy   Virginia Tech
  Dean Mon   National Association of Home Builders
  Mark Richardson   Professional Remodeler
  Jill Schumann   LeadingAge
  Dylan Tête   Bastion Community of Resilience  
  Greg Ugalde   National Association of Home Builders
  Kayla Williams   Center for a New America Security
  Caitlin Walter   National Multifamily Housing Council
  Dr. Theresa Weston   DuPont

Media and Influencers
  Denise Dersin   Professional Builder Magazine
  Laura Kusisto   Wall Street Journal
  Katy O’Donnell   POLITICO
  Lorraine Woellert   POLITICO

 

Saturday, June 1 – General Public Day
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome HUD Secretary Ben Carson
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Exhibitors Presentations – Part 1 Moderator: Denise Dersin (Professional Builder Magazine)
Panelists: Boxabl, Ducky Johnson, MinMax Spaces, PRESCIENT, Skyline Champion
Description: IHS brings together a collection of innovative companies to display new building technologies and housing solutions that are addressing affordability and resiliency.Meet our exhibitors and learn more about the housing prototypes and materials they are displaying on the National Mall. Exhibitors for this presentation will include Boxabl, Ducky Johnson, MinMax Spaces, PRESCIENT, and Skyline Champion.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Live Music  
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM On-Stage Interview  
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Panel: Many Problems, Mini Solutions Panelists: Elizabeth Singleton (Build us HOPE), Andrew Bennett (Core Housing Solutions), and Alexis Stephens (Tiny House Expedition)
Description: Tiny homes: they’re all the rage right now, but what really goes into the building process, and how can this trend be used to reach its full potential? Experts in tiny-home building will discuss the process of producing these structures, and how tiny homes can be an innovative solution to a wide range of housing needs. Exhibitors for this presentation will include Build us HOPE, Core Housing Solutions, and Tiny House Expedition.
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Exhibitors Presentations – Part 2 Moderator: Denise Dersin (Professional Builder Magazine)
Panelists: indieDwell, NUCA, Oakridge Lab, Piedmont Green, CAVCO
Description: IHS brings together a collection of innovative companies to display new building technologies and housing solutions that are addressing affordability and resiliency. Meet our exhibitors and learn more about the housing prototypes and materials they are displaying on the National Mall. Exhibitors for this presentation will include indieDwell, NUCA, Oakridge Lab, Piedmont Green, and CAVCO.
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Closing Remarks NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde

 

Sunday, June 2 – State and Local Government Day
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM On-Stage Interview  
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Panel: The Ins and Outs of Innovation Moderator: Lorraine Woellert (POLITICO)
Panelists: Mike Luzier (Home Innovation Research Lab), Jeff Rumer (National Utility Contractors Association)
Description: Two leaders in innovative building technologies and processes, the Home Innovation Research Lab (HIRL) and the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), bring their leadership to discuss the future of home building. Michael Luzier of HIRL and Jeff Rumer of NUCA – two groups that are the frontline of innovation – will discuss building material testing and trenchless technology.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Live Music  
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Panel: Local Solutions to Housing Challenges Moderator: Laura Kusisto (Wall Street Journal)
Panelists: Mayor Heidi Williams (Thorton, Colorado), Commissioner Shelia Kiscaden (Olmsted County, Minnesota), Daria Daniel (National Association of Counties)
Description: States and local governments are taking action to boost housing in their communities. From affordability to availability, production to preservation, this panel will discuss the increasing level of activity happening in housing at the state and local level, as well as the regulatory barriers that impede the construction of affordable housing.

 

Monday, June 3 – Federal Government Day
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Opening Remarks USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Remarks FHFA Director Mark Calabria
11:40 AM – 12:20 PM Live Music  
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Remarks FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Panel: Innovations in Disaster Recovery and Mitigation Moderator: Stephen Jordan, (Institute for Sustainable Development)
Panelists: Mike Hernandez (Fannie Mae), Janet Golrick (HUD), Roderick Scott (Ducky Johnson House Lifting).
Description: Featuring federal leaders in disaster recovery and housing, a Showcase exhibitor specializing in pre-disaster housing mitigation, and the Institute for Sustainable Development, this panel will discuss post-disaster housing issues, the value of mitigation, and why continuous improvement in housing innovation is vital for the nation’s risk management agenda. Participants include Mike Hernandez (Fannie Mae), Janet Golrick (HUD), Roderick Scott (Ducky Johnson House Lifting).
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Remarks HUD Acting Dep. Secretary Brian Montgomery
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Remarks Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes

 

Tuesday, June 4 – Capitol Hill Day
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Opening Remarks NAHB Vice Chairman Dean Mon
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Panel: Fostering Innovative Technology Moderator: Christopher Bourne (HUD Office of Innovation)
Panelists: Carlos Martin (Urban Institute), Andrew McCoy (Virginia Tech), Michael Luzier (Home Innovation Research Lab), Dr. Theresa Weston (DuPont)
Description: The Fostering Innovative Technology panel announces the publication of HUD’s Office of Innovation report, “Building EvenBetter Homes: Strategies for Promoting Innovation in Home Building.”The panel will discuss the current state of innovation within the home building industry and ways in which government, academia and industry can work together to enable more and faster innovation in housing.
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM On-Stage Interview Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO)
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Live Music  
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Panel: The Impact of Housing Policies Moderator: Katy O’Donnell (POLITICO)
Panelists: Caitlin Walter (National Multifamily Housing Council), Todd Richardson (HUD Office of Policy Development and Research), Robert Dietz (NAHB’s Chief Economist)
Description: Panelists from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, National Association of Home Builders, and the National Multifamily Housing Council discuss how housing policies impact affordability across different markets. The panelists will also discuss new research that is critical to informing housing policy and influential in the field. Panel moderated by Katy O’Donnell of POLITICO.
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM On-Stage Interview  
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Closing Remarks Len Wolfson, HUD Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations

 

Wednesday, June 5 – Industry Day
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Opening Remarks  
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM On-Stage Interview HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Ankur Jain, Founder and CEO of Kairos
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Panel: A Holistic Approach to Veteran Housing and Healing Moderator: Kayla Williams (Center for a New American Security)
Panelists: John Boerstler (NextOp), Dr. Keith Harris (Veterans Health Administration),
Jill Schumann (Leading Age Maryland)
Dylan Tête (Bastion)
Description: Supportive housing programs that are person-centered and trauma-informed incorporate a holistic approach to the provision of services that promote the dignity, strength, and empowerment of trauma survivors. By incorporating neighbor-to-neighbor social capital exchange and knowledge about the role of trauma in individuals' lives into programs, policies, and procedures, supportive housing can facilitate transformative gains that lead to increased social connectedness, economic empowerment, and housing stability. Through this case study of an innovative and award-winning veteran housing development in New Orleans, participants will hear examples of how Bastion Community of Resilience is using this approach to reintegrate military veterans who have experienced trauma.
12:30 PM- 1:30 PM Live Music
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Panel: Keeping Up With the Codes Moderator: Sara Yerkes (International Code Council)
Panelists: Ken Bland (American Wood Council) Tom Kenny (Home Innovation Research Lab)
Description: Construction codes are good and necessary – but not everything is in the codes, especially innovative technologies and techniques. As leaders in the field of innovation, panelists from the American Wood Council and Home Innovation Research Lab talk about the processes to getting their products included in the codes.
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Panel: Real Estate Realities – The Next 10 Years Robert Dietz (NAHB Chief Economist), Mark Richardson (Professional Remodeler), Terry Horton (Horton World Solutions)
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Closing Remarks HUD Secretary Ben Carson
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard


The Innovative Housing Showcase is a five-day event on the National Mall that will highlight an array of new technologies and building solutions that could make housing more affordable for American families and more resilient during natural disasters. For more information, please visit www.hud.gov/Innovative_Housing.

 

IHS Logo WHAT: Innovative Housing Showcase
WHEN: June 1-5, 2019
WHERE: National Mall, Washington, D.C.
DETAILS: Please visit www.hud.gov/innovative_housing.

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