Congratulations to the recipients of the 26th annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards (Edson Awards), which recognize outstanding affordable housing developments and organizations that have demonstrated especially impactful use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit).
The 13 winners are strengthening communities, improving residents’ opportunity and boosting economies across 11 states, with locations in rural areas such as Jefferson, North Carolina, and the San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona, and in urban communities including Atlanta, St. Paul and Seattle.
Though the awards are typically presented by members of Congress on Capitol Hill, this year, the awards were announced virtually, and more than 20 Senators and Representatives from both parties – including Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), and lead Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act sponsor Maria Cantwell (D-WA) – provided their congratulations through statements, videos, signed letters, the gifting of flags previously flown over the U.S Capitol, and more. Check back for more information as members of Congress participate in virtual events with the winners, submit statements for the congressional record, promote the announcement through social media, and engage with the winning properties in other ways.
Click on the images below to learn more about the 2020 Edson Award winners and recognition from their congressional delegation.