On September 23, 2021, the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition announced the winners of the 27th annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards (Edson Awards) at the 2021 Fall Meeting and Edson Awards in Washington, D.C. Winners from both 2021 and 2020 were celebrated at the Edson Awards, which could not be held in 2020. Award winners were recognized by over 40 members of Congress in total, who provided congratulatory videos or statements, or who attended the event to present awards in-person to winners.
Properties honored with the Edson Awards demonstrate excellence in affordable housing development and rehabilitation as made possible through financing from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). The winners from 2021 and 2020 provide over 1,600 affordable homes for low-income families, veterans, formerly homeless individuals, and those with special needs in rural and metropolitan areas across the United States.
Also honored at the 2021 Fall Meeting and Edson Awards this year with Affordable Housing Champion Awards were Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN). The AHTCC extends gratitude for their leadership in advocating for affordable housing in Congress and their work to expand and strengthen the Housing Credit.
View congressional engagement for the winning properties of the 2021 and 2020 Edson Awards below. Learn more about the 2021 winners here and and in Affordable Housing Finance. Learn more about the 2020 winners here and and in Affordable Housing Finance.
2021 Edson Award Winners Congressional Engagement
Senator Angus King (I-ME)
Senator King shared in a congratulatory video, below, “This is a big deal for us, for Maine, and I know for Avesta. They are an invaluable member of our southern Maine community, and the Southgate House project is a really great example of creative use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit… I don’t have to tell you how important housing is right now – more important than ever… thanks for what you’re doing.”
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
“Congratulations to Avesta Housing on winning the Rural Area Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award for their outstanding affordable housing development at Southgate in Scarborough. I am delighted that the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition has recognized Southgate as a national leader and model for the nation,” said Senator Collins. “By utilizing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Avesta was able to renovate and restore this farmhouse, which dates to 1805 and is one of the town’s oldest surviving structures – addressing current housing needs while preserving this historic property. In addition to providing housing, Southgate fosters a community and offers a range of supportive services. Again, I congratulate and commend Avesta and the Southgate development for this well-deserved recognition.”
Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1)
Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1) provided Southgate with a letter of congratulations, and also stated, “Southgate not only continues Avesta’s dedication to affordable, quality housing, it preserves and restores an iconic Maine landmark. This project, as with so many of Avesta’s others, will build community and help more Mainers thrive. As our state and nation face an affordable housing crisis, I am proud to support the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit that made Southgate possible.”
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Senator Murkowski shared in a congratulatory video, below, “These developments will provide safe and quality affordable housing to so many Alaskans… Cook Inlet [Housing Authority] often goes above and beyond developing buildings and housing. They work with the natural landscape to honor Native traditions and consider the unique needs of their community members to thrive…These affordable housing units were developed using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, which I have long supported. This Congress, I’m a co-sponsor of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act which works to expand the Housing Credit… these changes are crucial to meet the growing need for affordable housing.”
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Senator Durbin shared in a congratulatory video, below, “The success of Woodlawn Station would not be possible without federal grants, Affordable Housing Tax Credits, private investment, willing nonprofits, and a community engaged in working together to bring this project to life… As we look to enact some of the most consequential social investments of our time, we ought to keep projects like Woodlawn Station, communities like Woodlawn, at the top of mind. This is what is possible when we invest in communities, and we give groups like POAH the resources necessary to bring these projects to fruition. To everyone who had a role in Woodlawn Station, thanks. I hope we can replicate this success, so every family has a safe and healthy place to call home.”
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) provided Woodlawn Station with a letter of congratulations, in which she wrote: “I applaud POAH for taking the initiative and working hard to build Woodlawn Station over the last twelve years. Your vision to revitalize the City of Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood via the provision of affordable housing uplifts people and families and enables them to thrive in society. Thank you for providing 70 much-needed affordable homes for very low-income households and working families in a community with a great need for affordable housing.”
Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-IL-1)
In a letter of congratulations, Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-IL-1) wrote, “The Woodlawn Station housing complex serves as a wonderful example of how economic investment and affordable housing can co-exist for the benefit for underserved communities. Citizens have a right to quality housing, and I have had a front-row seat to the incredible process that went into creating this sustainable and transit-friendly development.”
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) provided Milwaukee Soldiers Home with a letter of congratulations, and additionally shared, “We have a shared responsibility to meet the needs of veterans who served our nation and who are experiencing homelessness. I am so grateful for The Milwaukee Soldiers Home and the work the Alexander Company did to bring it to life. The Milwaukee Soldiers Home provides veterans in Wisconsin with the critical assistance they deserve to acquire housing and meet their daily living needs, and I can’t think of an organization more deserving of the Housing for Veterans of the Armed Forces award.”
Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI-4)
“Bringing this project to life was hard work and I was pleased to be involved from the beginning” said Representative Moore. “With dedication and commitment, many stakeholders helped return life to this historic place and help homeless veterans have a home. Veterans and their families give so much of themselves to our country, and in return, we must make sure they have the resources they need. Restoring the Soldier’s Home is part of our mission to care for our veterans. I am honored to thank those who truly stepped up to help our veterans. I am glad that tools like the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit were available to help make this project a reality. Tools like LIHTC are critical to helping increase access to quality, affordable housing a reality for all Americans, including our veterans.”
Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Staff from the office of Senator Hickenlooper attended the AHTCC’s 2021 Fall Meeting and Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards on September 23, 2021 in Washington, DC, to provide congratulations for the achievement. The Senator’s staff also spoke on a congressional staff panel during the event and shared the Senator’s strong support for the Housing Credit and affordable housing.
Representative Jason Crow (D-CO-6)
“Housing costs are soaring in the Denver metro area and far too many of our local veterans are facing housing insecurity. The Renaissance Veterans Apartments at Fitzsimons in Aurora recognized that and have gone above and beyond to provide quality services to veterans who were formerly unhoused or are living with physical disabilities,” said Representative Crow. “After three combat deployments, I returned home and witnessed firsthand some of the challenges veterans face as they transition back to civilian life. I am grateful to Renaissance Veterans Apartments for making a lasting difference in our community and in the lives of the men and women who courageously served our country.”
Additionally, Representative Crow submitted a statement to the Congressional Record recognizing Renaissance Veterans Apartments.
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) provided The Livingston with a letter of congratulations, in which he wrote, “Congratulations to the Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. and The Livingston Senior Apartments for receiving the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award from the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition. I applaud your dedication to providing outstanding Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties and communities for Senior citizens in Columbus, Ohio. Please accept my best wishes for a memorable celebration, and keep in touch.”
Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH-3)
Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH-3) presented the 2021 Edson Award to The Livingston at the AHTCC’s 2021 Fall Meeting and Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards on September 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jeff Cooper of Woda Cooper Companies accepted the award.
“Congratulations, Andy’s Place! I am working to address the critical need for behavioral and addiction services and am so impressed by the efforts of the community in coming together to help meet this critical need. I am personally inspired by the story of Andy’s Place and the incredible leadership and work of the Hirst family. Thank you to all the partners who have made this innovative housing project a reality,” said Senator Stabenow.
Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI-7)
Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI-7) presented the 2021 Edson Award to Andy’s Place at the AHTCC’s 2021 Fall Meeting and Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards on September 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. Mike Hirst, founder of Andy’s Angels, accepted the award.
Representative Walberg also congratulated Andy’s Place via Twitter, saying “The Jackson area knows Mike Hirst well for his work to help those struggling with opioid addiction—including the launch of Andy’s Place. Now, folks across the country are taking notice. It was a privilege to help present Andy’s Place an award from @AHTCCoalition this week in DC.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Senator Warren said in a congratulatory video, below, “This is terrific news for Holyoke and it is also well-deserved recognition for Lyman Terrace’s work to provide affordable housing while supporting economic development and strengthening our neighborhoods. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the massive inequities in our economy and in our society, but even before the pandemic, the cost of housing was already squeezing American families in communities all across this country.”
Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)
“We are facing an eviction and affordable housing crisis in our country where too many of our neighbors are without a roof over their heads. Every person is deserving of a safe, clean, healthy, and affordable home,” said Senator Markey. “Lyman Terrace is a shining example of what a partnership between the local community and federal government can achieve. We can and must solve the affordable housing crisis in Massachusetts, and Lyman Terrace is a critical part of that solution.”
2020 Edson Award Winners Congressional Engagement
Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
Senator Sinema congratulated TOKA Homes III for their achievement on Twitter, stating “Congratulations, @TOKAHousing – recognized by @AHTCCoalition for providing 38 affordable homes in Tohono O’odham Nation.”
Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3)
Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-03) provided TOKA Homes III with a letter of congratulations, in which he wrote, “The Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association has been an essential part of the Tohono O’odham Nation for over fifty years. Thanks to their efforts, the Tohono O’odham people are leading the way in innovative solutions to providing high-quality, affordable housing to their people. With COVID-19 ravaging tribal communities and an eviction crisis looming on the horizon across the country, urgent solutions are needed to ensure affordable housing for everyone. The TOKA Homes III development is emblematic of the creativity we need at this time. It’s an example of the Tohono O’odham’s commitment to affordable housing that not just provides working families with houses, but a community. I want to commend them for this tremendous honor and look forward to continuing to work with my tribal partners to ensure affordable housing for everyone.”
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Senator Murkowski shared in a congratulatory video, below, “We know affordable housing is vital to advancing the shared prosperity of a community. It is important to health and wellness, public safety, and setting the foundation for educational success of our children… Congratulations to Cook Inlet Housing Authority and the Anchorage Community Land Trust on your award in Housing Credit excellence for transforming a 1970s condo development into affordable townhouse-style apartments. The Ch’anikna Commons will help countless Alaskans find a safe, quality, affordable place to call home.”
Representative Don Young (R-AK-At Large)
“Access to safe, stable, affordable housing is one of the most important ways we can empower Alaskan families to live productive and dignified lives,” said Congressman Don Young (R-AK-At large). “For nearly five decades, the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) has helped hundreds of Alaskans secure reliable housing, and I am very deeply grateful for their positive impact on our state. Ch’anikna Commons is an impressive project, and this partnership between CIHA and the Anchorage Community Land Trust will be critical for keeping roofs over families’ heads and fighting homelessness in Alaska. The Ch’anikna Commons project was made possible in part by the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, which continues to be one of our most essential tools at the federal level to help Americans from all walks of life secure housing. I have been a long-time supporter of this tax credit, and am proudly cosponsoring legislation to produce nearly 2 million new affordable housing units by expanding it. I want to thank both CIHA and their President and CEO Carol Gore, the Anchorage Community Land Trust, and everyone whose hard work and advocacy helped make this project possible. I look forward to seeing the positive impact Ch’anikna Commons has in the community and its future residents for years to come.”
Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)
In a congratulatory video, below, Senator Crapo stated, “Congratulations to New Path Community Housing on receiving the 2020 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award. Housing affordability is a critical issue in Idaho and across the country, and tackling the issue requires innovative, outside-the-box approaches. It also requires teamwork from local, state, and federal government, as well as the private sector… New Path is a wonderful example of what is possible through these collaborative efforts. This ambitious development not only provides affordable housing, but many essential health and social services critical to its residents overall well-being. I commend Caleb Roope of Pacific West Communities and Northwest Integrity Housing and other key stakeholders who made this development possible. Their efforts have truly made a positive difference in residents’ lives and in the community.”
Representative Mike Simpson (R-ID-2)
“In Idaho, we have a long history of looking out for our neighbors, and New Path Community Housing in Boise is a shining example of that,” said Representative Mike Simpson (R-ID-02). “Made possible by Pacific West Communities, Northwest Integrity Housing, and numerous community, city, and state groups, New Path is leading the way by helping some of our most vulnerable citizens – those who are chronically homeless. And today they’ve won a prestigious award of excellence, given to only the best affordable housing developments in the nation. I congratulate them for their work and for their dedication to the people of Idaho.”
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Senator Wyden shared in a new congratulatory video, below, “The Blackburn Center really does terrific work day in and day out to provide affordable homes and other supportive resources to Oregonians that depend on them. Their hard work is the gold standard for addressing the country’s crisis of housing affordability…”
See a 2020 congratulatory video below, in which Senator Wyden states, “A big congratulations to Central City Concern, particularly for winning the Edson Award for Tax [Credit] Excellence. Day in and day out Central City Concern delivers for our community. It understands the importance of shelter but also how important the wrap-around services are… I just want everybody to know as Ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, it’s a pleasure to be able to work with Central City Concern on these and other priorities.”
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
“Oregon was experiencing a housing crisis long before the coronavirus hit,” said Senator Merkley. “And now, at a time when our communities need to be staying home and doing everything they can to flatten the curve of infection, putting a safe roof over Oregonians’ heads is even more urgent. I’m thankful for Blackburn Center’s invaluable contributions to addressing the lack of affordable housing in Portland, and for their work connecting some of the city’s most vulnerable residents with health, wellness, employment, and other resources over the years.”
Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3)
“There is no more deserving organization to receive an Edson Award than Central City Concern,” said Representative Blumenauer. “For more than 40 years, Central City Concern has provided hope and healing to countless people in our community through their affordable housing, health care, and employment programs. By co-locating housing and health care, the Blackburn Center is improving social determinants of health and providing a model for every community across the country.”
Representative Blumenauer also provided a congratulatory video, below.
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Senator Cantwell shared in a new congratulatory video, below, “I want to thank the Low Income Housing Institute and Mercy Housing for providing critical, needed affordable housing to people in the state of Washington… These projects together provide 313 units of affordable housing in Seattle along with supportive services to help their residents succeed. The fact that the three winners are from Washington speaks volumes about the work that people in our state are doing to address the affordable housing crisis… I am proud to continue to lead federally efforts to expand the Affordable Housing Tax Credit, which helps fund 95 percent of the affordable housing developments in the country… as the winners from Seattle prove, affordable housing transforms lives and it helps build stronger communities.”
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) recently congratulated The Tony Lee, Gardner House, and Mercy Magnuson Place, saying, “Washington state was already facing a housing crisis well before this pandemic, and the pandemic has made the need for affordable housing even more dire for so many across our state. That’s why I appreciate the innovative work being done by the Low Income Housing Institute and Mercy Housing to support people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity in Washington state, and I’m glad to see them recognized for that work with these Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards. The Tony Lee, Mercy Magnuson Place, and Gardner House have helped hundreds of people and families in need from across Seattle find a place to call home. As we all work together to end our housing crisis once and for all, I’m going to keep pushing for the federal investments in affordable housing that we need to keep people safe, secure, and housed across Washington state.”
Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7)
Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7) issued the following statement regarding The Tony Lee and Mercy Magnuson Place:
“Providing affordable housing to individuals and families lays the foundation to building healthy and strong communities. I am proud to congratulate the Low Income Housing Institute and Mercy Housing for turning these words into action and being honored with this year’s Charles L. Edson’s Tax Credit Excellence Awards. Their accomplishments here in Washington’s 7th Congressional district make me proud to represent this incredible region.
“The Low Income Housing Institute’s Tony Lee Apartments will bring opportunities to so many families and individuals in Lake City. By emphasizing access to early childhood education, this project displays a deep commitment not only to providing immediate relief, but also to building sustainable success.
“Building affordable housing—and community—is a beautiful and lasting way to preserve an historic landmark. Mercy Housing restored the former U.S Navy Barracks Building 9 into Mercy Magnuson Place, empowering over 100 residents to access affordable housing and thrive in the Magnuson community.
“These projects provide not only housing, but also access to bustling neighborhoods, outdoor recreation, public transportation and community services. By providing affordable homes coupled with neighborhood access, we are making strides toward realizing housing as a human right. That’s why I am so excited for the future of these communities.
“Congratulations to the Low Income Housing Institute and Mercy Housing for this distinguished honor. I thank them for their dedication to our communities and the hopeful, promising future they are providing to so many families.”
Representative Adam Smith (D-WA-9)
“In Washington state and across the country, there are far too many people who cannot afford their rent due to a lack of affordable housing. As individuals and families spend a disproportionate amount of their income on rent, they are left with less to spend on other basic needs and expenses like health care, transportation, and food,” said Representative Adam Smith (D-WA-09). “Fortunately, there are organizations in Seattle like Mercy Housing Northwest working to provide new affordable homes and quality services for families, formerly homeless individuals, and people with disabilities. I am pleased to hear that Mercy Housing Northwest’s Gardner House has been recognized with this award for their exemplary use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to provide affordable housing for those in need. This is a great example of why we should expand and strengthen the LIHTC to spur affordable housing throughout the Puget Sound region.”
Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Ben Sasse (R-NE)
Mitch Erdel, Legislative Assistant to Senator Deb Fischer, and Matt Stross, Tax Counsel to Senator Ben Sasse, presented the 2020 Edson Award to Victory Park Veterans Residence on behalf of the Senators at the AHTCC’s 2021 Fall Meeting and Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards on September 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. George Achola of Burlington Capital accepted the award.
Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)
In a congratulatory video, below, Senator Fischer stated, “I would just like to congratulate Victory Park for the service they provide for our veterans,” calling the Edson award “one more way we can thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice that they have given to our country. Thank you to our veterans and congratulations to Victory Park.”
Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-2)
In a congratulatory video, below, Congressman Bacon shared, “I support the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act… it gives us a chance to make a difference throughout our whole country. Today we estimate that there are 37,000 homeless veterans, and we can make great progress here by getting this Act passed and put into law. It will help folks like Burlington Capital continue the good work that they’re doing… We want to serve our veterans, and we don’t want any veteran on the street.”
Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
Senator Burr recently said of Historic Ashe Hospital, “Congratulations to the Historic Ashe Hospital for receiving the competitive Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in the senior housing category. This award recognizes the commitment of Northwestern Housing Enterprises to preserving the hospital and creating new, affordable housing for seniors. I applaud the Historic Ashe Hospital for its work to enhance the quality of life for seniors in North Carolina, especially as we continue to recover from this pandemic.”
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) provided Historic Ashe Hospital with a letter of congratulations, in which he wrote, “I am happy to congratulate Historic Ashe Hospital on winning the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in the senior housing category. This honor rightly deserves recognition, and I commend the great work you are doing in our community. Your selection for this highly competitive award signifies your commitment to enhancing and improving the quality of life in our state, and I thank you for serving our citizens with excellence.”
Senator Tillis has also provided to Historic Ashe Hospital an American flag that was previously flown over the U.S. Capitol, as well as a commemorative certificate in celebration of the award ceremony.
Congressional staff from the offices of Senators Tillis and Richard Burr (R-NC) also visited the property in September, 2020.
Senator Tina Smith (D-MN)
In a congratulatory video, below, Senator Smith stated, “I’ve often said that if you don’t have a safe, affordable place to call home, nothing else in your life works. For youth experiencing homelessness, not having a place to live can limit opportunities, compound struggles, and cause problems that last a lifetime. That’s why I’m celebrating the Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung housing development in St. Paul and what it means for Native youth who can now receive culturally-competent services and maintain stable housing at the same time. Projects like this one are why I support the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, which I helped finance this development last year. And it’s why I’m so pleased that Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung is being recognized as an excellent example of work to increase access to affordable housing.”
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
In a congratulatory video, below, Senator Klobuchar stated, “I want to thank the Ain Dah Yung Center and Project for Pride and Living for coming together on this amazing development. This recognition honors your outstanding commitment to expanding affordable housing and serving our Native American community in the Twin Cities. For 36 years, you have been on the front line, serving American Indian families who have experienced homelessness and offering programs reconnecting them to their heritage… I am a proud co-sponsor of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which will expand and strengthen the Housing Credit. This legislation would provide over 600,000 additional affordable homes across the country over the next 10 years and is a common-sense step forward to addressing the housing crisis. And I will continue to work with my colleagues until the Affordable Housing Improvement Act is passed and signed into law. Together with your help, we can get this done.”
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN-4)
In a congratulatory video, below, Representative McCollum stated, “I want to congratulate the Ain Dah Yung Center and Project for Pride in Living on winning the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award. Many years of intense discussion and work with the community have resulted in a beautiful home for Native American youth in our community… Providing a place to call home that is safe, supportive and honors culture is important. While too many Native youths have lost connection to their culture, traditions and language, Ain Dah Yung is nurturing and supporting. It is a setting that is rooted in Native culture and identity… I pledge to continue working with you to ensure that all our Native brothers and sisters, young and old, have every opportunity to succeed.”
Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA)
“Congratulations on your achievement of being awarded the 2020 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in the HUD Preservation Category by the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition! The transformation you have accomplished at Amani Place is impressive, and I appreciate your participation in such an important project,” said Senator Warnock. “Please accept my most sincere gratitude for the work you do to provide Georgia residents a place to call home, no matter their income. You have not only revitalized the place that these people reside, but invested in a community that they can be truly proud to live in. I look forward to continuing to support your work.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
“Congratulations to Flat 9 at Whittier for receiving the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award – this is terrific news for Roxbury,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). “Safe, stable and affordable housing is a basic right for all Americans and the redevelopment of the Whittier site will support economic development and strengthen our neighborhoods.”
Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)
“Every person in Massachusetts deserves affordable housing. Our state faces a housing and eviction crisis that can only be solved by smart investments in the health and safety of our communities,” said Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). “I congratulate the Whittier Choice Neighborhoods team for the well-deserved recognition through this award. Their work to provide affordable housing and build a community in Roxbury is critical to ensuring that these neighborhoods are places where everyone can call home.”
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
“Congratulations to the Hatch Development Group on the presentation of the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award, presented by the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition. Aside from providing more affordable housing, its project to renovate a historic hotel in Newtown, Iowa shows how existing, historic structures can be used for needs we have today,” said Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
“When the Hotel Maytag was built in 1926, I doubt anyone involved in its construction expected the building would be helping to meet affordable housing needs almost a hundred years later. This project, while providing more affordable housing, will further help to revitalize Newton’s historic town square while preserving Newton’s history. Once again, I want to congratulate the Hatch Development Group on this important achievement, and thank them for the work they are doing.”
Senator Chuck Grassley met with Jack Hatch, Principal at Hatch Development Group and Dan Garrett, Vice President at WNC, in his office on September 23, 2021 to congratulate Hotel Maytag Apartments on winning a 2020 Edson Award. Senator Grassley also recognized the meeting via Twitter.
Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
In a congratulatory video, below, Senator Ernst stated, “Congratulations to the Hotel Maytag Apartments. They are the recipients of the 2020 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award. We want to thank you so much for the redevelopment of the beautiful space providing affordable housing in Newton, Iowa. We really, really appreciate your efforts. Thank you so much.”
Jack Hatch of Hatch Development Group and Dan Garrett of WNC also met with Senator Ernst on September 22, 2021, prior to the awards ceremony.
Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA-2)
Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks presented the 2020 Edson Award to Hotel Maytag Apartments at the AHTCC’s 2021 Fall Meeting and Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards on September 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jack Hatch of Hatch Development Group accepted the award.
Former Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02)
In a congratulatory video, former Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02) stated, “The restoration of the Hotel Maytag would not have been possible without access to these federal tax credits…I’m proud to be a longtime supporter of these credits, which have helped buildings across Iowa get revitalized and preserved for future generations to enjoy. I want to congratulate and thank Jack Hatch and his company for all the work he did on the Hotel Maytag. Their work shows how a successful public-private partnership can transform a community and provide much-needed safe and stable affordable housing. Thank you to the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition for recognizing the outstanding work using these tax credits that was done at the Hotel Maytag.”