THIA Goes to DC for Innovative Housing Showcase
Once again, tiny homes made an appearance at the National Mall in Washington DC for the 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase. At this three-day event, open to the public, new building technologies and housing solutions were featured that make housing more innovative, resilient, and affordable for American families. It was all made possible by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
More than a dozen exhibitors came to display innovative building technologies that address affordability, resiliency, and the future of housing. Among them included Timbercraft Tiny Homes, who brought one of their impressive movable tiny house models all the way from Guntersville, Alabama. Over the course of the weekend, it was clear that their home was a big hit among attendees!
"After a visit of our Timbercraft tiny home, by HUD Secretary Fudge, we spent time with Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, for HUD.
Doug Schroeder of Timbercraft and I had a long substantive conversation with him on items that HUD can work with the tiny home industry on from updating their manufacturing housing code to be tiny friendly to financing of tiny homes through HUD programs.
We also had an excellent visit from Xochitl Torres Small, Undersecretary for Rural Development, USDA. She was very engaged and interested in our tiny home product and wishes to have further discussions. We will follow-up with her staff next week."
THIA representatives and other tiny home advocates also participated in the first Innovative Housing Showcase in 2019. As a result, movable tiny houses garnered significant national attention that has helped create more progress on both the state and local municipality levels.