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HUD No. 19-072
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
May 17, 2019


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) today announced Core Housing Solutions, a tiny home builder from Tavares, Florida, 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 their Firefly model which is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom tiny home built from high-tech composite panels.

"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.

"The housing affordability crisis is affecting both builders and consumers nationwide. We are honored to be co-hosting this event with HUD as we work together to find solutions to this growing problem," said Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.

"Our mission is to create dignified housing that is both affordable and sustainable," says Andrew Bennett, Co-Founder of Core Housing Solutions. "We are reinventing the tiny house industry to address the nation's affordable housing deficit. Core Housing uses innovative materials, designs and processes to reduce overhead and overall costs, while still maintaining quality and beauty. Our team is not content with the status quo-instead, we are finding innovative solutions that actually work. We are so excited to share our passion for reinventing housing and to learn from other organizations at the Showcase."

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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