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 high-profile speakers, including guests U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN), timely panels on issues impacting the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), and networking opportunities for attendees to connect with peers.
Throughout the day, the AHTCC honored recipients of the 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. During the event, we also presented our Affordable Housing Champion Awards to members of Congress who have demonstrated Housing Credit leadership, and honored Fred Copeman with our David Reznick Lifetime Achievement Award for his exemplary service to the affordable housing industry.
Due to security restrictions currently in place, we were not able to hold the award ceremony on Capitol Hill as we have in previous years, though we look engaged members of Congress to present awards and provide recognition to Edson winners, and provided opportunities for attendees to engage with key congressional staff as well.