NHSSF Meetup on the Mall
2023 Innovative Housing Showcase
June-9-11 at The National Mall, Washington D.C.
Together, let's learn about cutting edge technologies that foster greater affordability
What is the NHSSF Showcase Meetup?
An informal gathering of South Floridians passionate about advancing and increasing affordable and resilient housing for working families. The DC Department of Housing and Urban Development Showcase is free and open to the public and no registration is required. However, we do ask that you RSVP TO US so that we know who is going and so that we can coordinate with everyone.
As part of our 45th Anniversary celebration, we want to encourage a strong South Florida showing at the Showcase in our Nation’s capital. Secretary Fudge is expected to speak and we hope to meet with other decision makers informally (more to come on this).
South Florida has emerged as the least affordable metro area in the country. The Showcase will give us insight into new technologies, practices, and services that drive down the cost of production and delivery of housing.
NHSSF cannot underwrite your participation but we have found ways to keep it simple and less expensive. We arranged for a group rate at a local hotel: Motto, by Hilton - Washington, DC City Center. You MUST book by this Thursday, June 1st, to take advantage of group rates. There are a mix of rooms that include some with bunk beds which effectively cut the cost in half for those sharing a room.
The Innovative Housing Showcase weekend operating hours are 10am-6pm and weekday operating hours are 9am-6pm.
|Day / Date||One Queen||Bunk Bed with Twin Beds||Total Rooms|
What to know about the hotel
Motto is a travel hotel (https://www.hilton.com/en/brands/motto-by-hilton). The rooms are just 150 square feet but have all you need for a short stay. The property is centrally located and the metro station is on the same block. You can take the metro line, a taxi, or an uber to the National Mall. We arranged for 20 rooms; 10 with a single bed, and 10 bunk beds. The rooms will be released Thursday, June 1st to the general public at the market rate. Check in at 3:00PM and check out at 12:00PM. The Wi-Fi is complementary.
How to reserve
Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling the Hotel directly at (202) 847-4444 by Thursday, June 1st, 2023. They must identify themselves as members of the Innovative Housing Showcase Group. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. If you are a government representative or a nonprofit, bring your tax exempt documentation. The tax rate is 15.9%
We also recommend the Cambria Hotel if you are unable to book at Motto and that rate should be below $200 per night.
Motto is located at 627 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001 is in DC’s Chinatown which is an entertainment district that includes shops, restaurants, and movie theaters. The local number is (202) 847-4444. The hotel is one mile from the National Mall.
You can take the metro from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Motto. Take the Airport Blue Line to Yellow Line to Gallery Place-Chinatown metro station. It will take 17 minutes. It is a 3 minute walk to Motto. https://goo.gl/maps/bhBW1Dj88XKxYB1r7
From BWI airport outside of Baltimore, MD which is 45 minutes from DC, you can take public transportation to include the regional train to Union Station and then local trains or buses. https://goo.gl/maps/vrt6mgKKhxyBJAxu6 Better to get to Union Station and cab it over to Chinatown.
From Dulles Airport (IAD) in Virginia, you are 35 minutes away by car and about an hour using public transport via the Silver Line. https://goo.gl/maps/EoZXrexgM5SZZ4UX7
For such a short stay, you do not need a car.
Let us know that you will be attending
Click to RSVP and add your name to our delegation
Who should attend
The purpose of the Innovative Housing Showcase is to display new building technologies that can make housing more affordable and resilient. The Showcase is free and open to the public. In particular, homeowners, future homeowners, entrepreneurs, real estate professionals, contractors, lawmakers, civil servants, veterans, and military professionals are all encouraged to attend. There will be something of interest for everyone.
On May 16, 2023, HUD and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced new details regarding the Innovative Housing Showcase, including the first round of exhibitors. The Showcase will be an open-to-the-public event on the National Mall to raise awareness of innovative and affordable housing designs and technologies that have the potential to increase housing supply, lower the cost of construction, increase energy efficiency and resilience, and reduce housing expenses for owners and renters.
Policymakers, housing industry representatives, media, and the general public are invited to attend. A detailed agenda and links to attend some portions virtually will be posted on hud.gov/Innovative_Housing
“Innovation in housing is a crucial component of our work to increase housing supply and lower costs for American families. The Innovative Housing Showcase will display cutting edge designs from across the building industry - from affordability to resiliency and energy efficiency. I encourage everyone to join us on the National Mall this June to experience the future of housing"
HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge
The exhibitors that have been selected to present so far include:
|Exhibitor Name||City, State|
|ARIS Hydronics||Milwaukie, OR|
|Azure Printed Homes||Culver City, CA|
|Boxabl||Las Vegas, NV|
|Connect Homes||Los Angeles, CA|
|Cypress CDC||Brooklyn, NY|
|Demizine Technology||Vancouver, BC, Canada|
|EcoSmart Stud||Bloomington, MN|
|EMerge Alliance||Alexandria, VA|
|Hierromat Development||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|J L. Filbey & Sons Capital Partners||Palm Beach, FL|
|Kit Switch||Los Angeles, CA|
|Mr. Hemp House||Indianapolis, IN|
|National Ready Mixed Concrete Association||Alexandria, VA|
|ProforMap||Walnut Creek, CA|
|ReMo Homes||Los Angeles, CA|
|Steel and Spark||Phoenix, AZ|
|Structural Building Components Association||Irving, TX|
|UMH||Freehold Township, NJ|
HUD Frequently Asked Questions about the Showcase
Click to view FAQs about the event
To complement the Showcase, HUD will live stream several technical sessions on June 8th and June 9th from the National Building Museum. On June 8th, HUD is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy and EMerge Alliance to offer a morning and afternoon broadcast. On June 9th, HUD is collaborating with the International Code Council for an afternoon broadcast.
Questions may be directed to HUD Press Office.