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Join Zack Giffin to represent tiny houses in DC – June 1 – The National Mall in DC


This is to announce and invite you to represent the tiny house movement this June 1, 2019, at the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol alongside Zack Giffin of Tiny House Nation, Andrew Bennett of Core Housing Solutions, Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (also known as HUD) secretary, and others where affordable housing seems to be a topic of concern.

The event is called the Innovative Housing Showcase and it is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If you are a builder, designer, engineer, or inventor, it may not be too late to get involved as an exhibitor. Here’s a link to the application. The exhibit takes place at the National Mall.

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Come represent the tiny house movement at the US Capital at the Innovative Housing Showcase (free to the public)

Innovative Housing Showcase via Hud-gov

Ben Carson Affordable Housing Quote Screenshot via Hud-gov Greg Ugalde National Assocation of Home Builders Quote on Housing Affordability via Hud-gov

Description of The Innovative Housing Showcase from HUD.gov

The Innovative Housing Showcase is a five-day event featuring new building technologies and housing solutions that are making housing more affordable for American families and homes more resilient during natural disasters. More than 2,500 persons, including policymakers, housing industry representatives, media and the general public, are expected to attend.

The Showcase will include panel discussions, on stage interviews, and demonstrations with exhibitors, lawmakers, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the housing industry. Along with our main stage speakers, there will be more than a dozen exhibitors, including prototype homes, displaying innovative building technologies that address affordability and resiliency.

The Showcase will be open to the public and free of charge.2

Ben Carson’s Twitter

From Zack Giffin’s Social Media…

Join me in Washington DC on the lawn of the United States capitol! On Saturday, June 1st you are invited to be a part of an extraordinary event called the Innovative Housing Showcase. This gathering is being put on by HUD and is meant to be a display of new home technologies in hopes of facilitating conversations about the effect that these new technologies can have on the affordable housing crisis. These are the conversations that I have been waiting to have for a long time.

Ben Carson the HUD secretary will be on stage at 10 am Saturday. I have an on-stage interview at 1:00pm and then at 2:00 I will be moderating a conversation with some of the wisest members of the tiny home community. Historian Alexis Stephens @tiny_house_expedition , community organizer Elisabeth Singleton @buildushope and industry professional Andrew Bennett @corehousingsolutions will each bring a unique perspective and wealth of experience to a conversation aimed at inspiring elevated dialogue.1

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Join me in Washington DC on the lawn of the United States capitol! On Saturday, June 1st you are invited to be a part of an extraordinary event called the Innovative Housing Showcase. This gathering is being put on by HUD and is meant to be a display of new home technologies in hopes of facilitating conversations about the effect that these new technologies can have on the affordable housing crisis. These are the conversations that I have been waiting to have for a long time. New technologies in modular construction, virtual reality and 3D printing, are on the cusp of transforming the cost and wast of building homes. This is the first time that alternative building methods have been showcased like this and I see it as a sign that our country is ready to consider new options that make housing more energy efficient and attainable. It is a sign of real progress for the tiny home movement and should be of great interest to any activist with an interest in affordable housing or environmental sustainability. Ben Carson the HUD secretary will be on stage at 10 am Saturday. I have an on-stage interview at 1:00pm and then at 2:00 I will be moderating a conversation with some of the wisest members of the tiny home community. Historian Alexis Stephens @tiny_house_expedition , community organizer Elisabeth Singleton @buildushope and industry professional Andrew Bennett @corehousingsolutions will each bring a unique perspective and wealth of experience to a conversation aimed at inspiring elevated dialogue. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has wanted to actively help change restrictions to tiny homes. Let’s all show up at the nations capital and impress to all the influential people and members of Congress that we are ready to embrace new solutions. #tippingpoint

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Sources

  1. “Zack Giffin on Instagram.” Accessed May 29, 2019. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx5r9t9h_oi/.
  2. “Innovative Housing Showcase.” Accessed May 29, 2019. https://www.hud.gov/Innovative_Housing.
  3. “HUD Secretary Carson to Host Innovating Housing Showcase Featuring Affordable Housing Solutions.” Accessed May 29, 2019. https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_19_034.
  4. “The Innovative Housing Showcase Comes to Washington, DC – June 1-5, 2019.” Accessed May 29, 2019. https://www.hudexchange.info/news/innovative-housing-showcase/.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    May 30, 2019, 1:43 pm

    If the purpose is to involve HUD in the tiny house movement, then I am frightened that the tiny house DIY will be banished and the whole industry will be under the auspices of the federal government which will make it impossible for the individual to build and live in his own tiny house without meeting government codes and requirements. Tread carefully. I have been a licensed contractor before and know how rigid these restrictions can be. Tread carefully. . .

    • Avatar Alex
      June 4, 2019, 9:34 am

      Thanks, Marsha, nice words of warning.

      This is a good topic for discussion…

      Because it’s like there are two simultaneous tiny house movements… The DIY one, and the one where we just inspire the government and developers to build smaller products.

      • Avatar Alex
        June 4, 2019, 9:35 am

        And I think both are important and that there is room in the country/world for both.

        • Avatar Alex
          June 4, 2019, 9:51 am

          To continue adding to this though, the truth is, that the true essence of the tiny house movement *is* DIY.

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