The AHTCC’s Fall Meeting and Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards took place in Washington, DC, on Thursday, September 23. This in-person event featured remarks from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, as well as Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) who also received the AHTCC’s Affordable Housing Champion Awards.
Throughout the day, the AHTCC honored recipients of the 2020 and 2021 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding affordable housing developments, including the 2021 and the 2020 recipients since we were not able to hold an in-person ceremony last year. The AHTCC received engagement from over 40 members of Congress who celebrated the award Edson Awards recipients. During the event, we also honored Fred Copeman with our David Reznick Lifetime Achievement Award for his exemplary service to the affordable housing industry and held timely panels on issues impacting the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). Learn more about the event below.
The full event was recorded. If you would like to receive a recording, the fee is $100 for AHTCC members and $200 for non-members. Please contact Erin O’Connor for more information.
Keynote Address from HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge
Affordable Housing Champion Honorees
AHTCC Affordable Housing Champion Award honorees Senator Todd Young (R-IN), and Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) accepted their awards at the event. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was also honored as an Affordable Housing Champion but was unable to attend and joined us for a virtual event in 2020 to accept the recognition.
Edson Award Presentations
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) provided a congratulatory video recognizing Gardner House, Tony Lee, and Mercy Magnuson Place for winning 2020 Edson Awards
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) provided congratulatory remarks to representatives of Blackburn Center for winning a 2020 Edson Award
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) extended her congratulations to representatives of Lyman Terrace for wining a 2021 Edson Award
David Reznick Lifetime Achievement Award
The AHTCC also compiled a tribute video with remarks from Fred’s friends and colleagues. See the tribute video to Fred Copeman here.
Remarks from Charles L. Edson
Congratulations Again to the 2021 and 2020 Edson Award Winners