In Washington, D.C., U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, toured the Innovative Housing Showcase on the National Mall on Saturday morning.
“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,” according to a news release by HUD, that was previously reported by MHProNews at the link below.
Secretary Carson has been talking about manufactured homes and other forms of prefab and innovative housing in favorable terms, such as in the video below.
The Innovative Housing Showcase, says Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s (SBG) local affiliate, will be free to the public from June 1-5, 2019. They also say that HUD expects 2,500 to attend.
If so, only 2500 visitors seems like a very modest expectation. One might hope that far more will attend, as HUD Code manufactured homes are also on display. Follow up reports should be expected on MHProNews.
Secretary Carson is clearly trying to promote manufactured homes. Meanwhile, MHI is promoting MHI. Where is their public promotion of Dr. Carson promoting the industry?
There is word that industry production is still down, for the 8th straight month. More details on that tomorrow.
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The last decade-plus has not been especially kind to the manufactured housing industry and consumers of affordable housing. The 21 stCentury began with a great deal of promise for the industry and consumers alike.