Innovative Housing Showcase Educational Sessions

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research





HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research invites you to join hybrid panel discussions on housing innovation including individual sessions on offsite construction, building codes, manufactured housing, decarbonization, zoning, public and multifamily housing, resilience, and finance. Sessions will feature dynamic discussions between leaders across the public, private, and government sectors, with a special focus on the cross-sector collaborations needed to seed and scale innovative approaches to creating more abundant, affordable, and sustainable housing for all Americans.

The two-day program will kick off HUD’s annual Innovative Housing Showcase (IHS). The 2024 IHS will be held on the National Mall and is a public event to raise awareness of innovative and affordable housing designs and technologies.

Please register at to attend the sessions in person or via webcast. The sessions will be held at the District Architecture Center (421 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004).

See below for the full schedule of sessions and panels.

Day 1: Thursday, June 6

Session 1: Innovation in Housing Construction and Innovation in Building Codes

9:30-11:30 am: Scaling Offsite Construction for Housing Supply, Affordability and Resilience, MOD X

  • Panel 1: Regulatory Reform and System Certification for Offsite Housing
  • Panel 2: Financing Construction of Offsite Housing
  • Panel 3: Sustainability and Resilience of Offsite Housing

11:30-1:00 pm: Housing Innovation through Codes & Standards: Insights from State and Local Governments and Manufacturers, International Code Council (ICC)

  • Fireside Chat: Delivering Innovations in Building Science Through Codes and Standards
  • Panel 1: Addressing Housing Affordability and Availability Through Offsite Construction
  • Panel 2: Bringing Innovative Materials and Products to Market

Session 2: Innovation in Manufactured Housing and Innovation for Decarbonization

1:30-3:00 pm: The Past, Present, and Future of Manufactured Housing, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)

  • Panel 1: Today's Manufactured Home - The Range of Homes Constructed to the Federal Residential Building Code
  • Panel 2: Delivering HUD Code Innovation to More Communities
  • Fireside Chat: Outlook for the Future - How the 50 Year Partnership with HUD Can Continue to Support Innovation and Expand Attainable Homeownership

3:00-5:00 pm: Building Decarbonization and Affordable Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Panel 1: Building Decarbonization Research & Development
  • Panel 2: Deploying Decarbonization Programs in Communities
  • Fireside Chat: Where Efficiency & Affordability Meet

Day 2: Friday, June 7

Session 1: Zoning Innovation and Innovation in Public and Multifamily Housing

9:30-11:30 am: Boosting Housing Supply through Zoning and Land Use Innovation, Ivory Innovations

  • Panel 1: Increasing Supply and Affordability through Zoning and Land Use Reform
  • Fireside Chat: Promoting Innovation through HUD's PRO Housing Program

11:30-1:00 pm: Improving Resident Experiences through Innovation in Public and Multifamily Housing, National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)

  • Panel 1: Improving and Expanding Public Housing through Innovation
  • Panel 2: Innovation in Multifamily Development and Resident Experience

Session 2: Innovation in Resilient Design and Financing and Scaling Innovation

1:30-3:00 pm: Innovations in Resilient Design through Community Planning and Technical Assistance, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

  • Panel 1: Innovation through Community Resilience Planning
  • Panel 2: Community Led Innovation in Resilient Design

3:00-5:00 pm: Financing and Scaling Housing Innovation, Terner Center for Housing Innovation

  • Panel 1: Financing Construction Innovation at Scale
  • Panel 2: Aligning Climate and Housing Action to Scale Housing Supply

Posted May 29, 2024

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