The five-day Innovative Housing Showcase in Washington will kick off with remarks from Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. (Matt Rourke/AP)

The Innovative Housing Showcase, a five-day event co-hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will take place June 1-5 on the Mall between Fourth and Seventh streets. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include panel discussions, interviews and demonstrations with exhibitors, lawmakers, entrepreneurs and housing industry leaders.

The exhibits, which will include prototype houses, showcase innovative building technology that addresses affordability and resiliency during natural disasters. The 18 exhibitors will include houses, building technology demonstrations, information for future home buyers and housing counseling services.

The showcase opens Saturday with remarks by HUD Secretary Ben Carson at 10 a.m., followed by interviews with exhibitors and a panel discussion on tiny homes from 2 to 3 p.m. The showcase is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Panels will be grouped by topic each day. For more details on programming, visit