The Fourth Annual Innovative Housing Showcase was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. from June 7-9, 2024, with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and co-presenters MHI, the International Code Council (ICC), the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA). Thousands of Americans were engaged in new and innovative methods to increase housing supply, lower the cost of construction, increase energy efficiency and reduce housing expenses for owners. In addition to MHI supporting the event as a co-presenter, UMH Properties, Inc. coordinated with Cavco and Champion Homes to display manufactured homes on the National Mall.

Members of Congress and their staff members, administration and agency staff from across the government, and the public toured the homes during the showcase. In addition, hundreds participated in the programming that coincided with the showcase, which featured a 90-minute segment about manufactured housing led by MHI CEO, Dr. Lesli Gooch, and MHI President, Mark Bowersox.

Home Buyers

There is simply no substitute for owning your own home. Manufactured homes are the most affordable homeownership option, and put the American Dream within reach for millions
of families.

Today’s manufactured homes offer quality construction, customizable floor plans and amenities comparable to site-built homes.

Policy Makers

Manufactured housing is the largest form of unsubsidized affordable housing in the U.S. and the only type of housing built to a federal construction and safety standard (the HUD Code). The affordability of manufactured homes enables individuals to obtain housing that is often much less expensive than renting or financing the purchase of a site-built home.

The Homes on Display at the 2024 Innovative Housing Showcase

  • Single-section duplex
  • Two, one-bedroom, one-bath homes
  • Approximately 540 square-feet
  • Built in Rocky Mount, Virginia
Champion Homes
  • Two-section duplex
  • Two, two-bedroom, one-bath homes
  • Approximately 930 square-feet
  • Built in Ephrata, Pennsylvania