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June 1, 2007

HUD Debuts America's First PATH Concept Home
During National Homeownership Month

Efficient, Sustainable and Affordable House is Model for the New American Dream

Concept Home will be ribbon cutting will be on June 6.

HUD Assistant Secretary Darlene F. Williams
Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey
Builder Fernando Pages, Brighton Construction
HUD Regional Director Macie Houston, Kansas City Field Office

WHAT: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tour of First HUD PATH Concept Home

WHEN: June 6, 2007, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: 2503 Parker Street, Omaha, NE


The PATH Concept Home Omaha, a 2,000 square foot craftsman-style house located in a dynamic urban neighborhood, combines dozens of innovative products and systems with traditional design elements to create a comfortable and affordable home. The home was developed by HUD's Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, which works in concert with builders, manufacturers and other industry professionals to improve the quality of American homes.

The Concept Home was designed for flexibility (easy to update and expand for different life stage, new owners or the latest technological innovations); efficiency (easy to build and easy to live in) and; sustainability (featuring green, energy efficient products, systems and materials). The Concept Home meets ENERGY STAR™, Environments For Living® and LEED for Homes criteria.

A "museum tour" of the Concept Home highlighting the more than 50 innovative products, technology and systems will be available for the public from 11:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m. on June 6th and then by appointment through the end of the month.

For additional information on the PATH Concept Home including the plans, videos and photographs documenting the construction process and the builder's blog, please visit the Concept Home section of

The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing is a public-private initiative dedicated to accelerating the development and use of technologies that radically improve the quality, durability, energy efficiency, environmental performance, and affordability of America's housing. PATH is supported by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For More Information:
Scott Shepherd
(301) 588-9387

Content updated on 6/1/2007

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