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HUD No. 19-064
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
May 14, 2019


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) today announced Ducky Johnson, a disaster recovery and mitigation housing specialist company, will exhibit a new housing prototype at the inaugural "Innovative Housing Showcase," June 1-5, 2019, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The prototype will feature a building system that elevates existing homes to reduce flood risk and to preserve vital housing stock in the event of a natural disaster.

"We're excited to feature innovators in housing and building technologies that are addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the housing industry, namely affordability and durability, through the use of new and innovative construction methods," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

"As the housing industry develops through innovation and technology, it has not lost sight of the core essence that a house is more than a building, it is a home," says Danny McKearan, Chief Executive Officer of Ducky House Lifting & Ducky Recovery. "Following natural disasters, our team works throughout the country to honor the emotional connection that individuals have with their home. As a Hurricane Katrina survivor myself, I understand that damage to one's home goes beyond the walls. That feeling inspired our company values as we leverage state-of-the-art technology to respond in the wake of disaster to meet the housing needs of a recovering community and prevent future disasters through home lifting."

The Innovative Housing Showcase is a five-day event on the National Mall that will highlight an array of new technologies and building solutions. These innovations could make housing more affordable for American families and more resilient during natural disasters. For more information, please visit

[Innovative Housing Showcase logo] WHAT: HUD's Inaugural "Innovative Housing Showcase"
WHEN: June 1-5, 2019
WHERE: National Mall, Washington, D.C.
DETAILS: Please visit


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