Fleetwood Home on the National Mall for HUD Innovative Housing Showcase

Fleetwood Home on the National Mall for HUD Innovative Housing Showcase Innovative Housing Showcase presented by U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development and National Assocation of Home Builders

Fleetwood Homes of Rocky Mount, Virginia is the proud builder of the home its parent company, Cavco Industries, displayed June 1-5, 2019 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as part of the Innovative Housing Showcase 2019. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) co-hosted the Innovative Housing Showcase with HUD Secretary Ben Carson to raise public awareness of affordable, durable housing options.

“Cavco is pleased to present at the Innovative Housing Showcase one of the thousands of high quality, yet truly affordable homes we build each year. Our homes comply with the federal building code administered by HUD and are efficiently constructed with prime building materials to provide energy efficiency and long life,” said Bill Boor, President of Cavco Industries, Inc.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson

For the first two days of the showcase, the 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,085 s.f. home was open to invited dignitaries, guests, as well as members of the industry and the media. For the remainder of the event, the home was open to the public with thousands touring daily. This was a great opportunity for the public at large to view manufactured homes and see first-hand these beautiful, durable and affordable homes. Representatives were also on hand to answer questions.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson toured the display homes on the National Mall and spoke to the media and guests regarding the need for innovative thinking and technology to work together to help solve the growing need for affordable housing.

Throughout the event officials from across the federal government shared and discussed innovations that create more affordable housing currently and in the future, and Congressional representatives from both sides of the aisle spoke regarding the need for more affordable housing. This is not a political struggle. It is an issue that everyone must work together to solve for the benefit of all Americans. Click here to watch some of their comments.

Innovative Housing Showcase 2019 in Washington, D.C.

With rising costs driving many Americans away from their dream of home ownership and contributing to the rising homeless population, this Innovative Housing Showcase was an important event for Cavco and Fleetwood to participate in to help raise awareness of manufactured homes as an affordable part of the solution.

Get more information here: https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_19_081