It is with great sadness that the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition shares news of the passing of Fred Copeman, a longstanding member of our Board of Directors, Executive Vice President at Boston Financial Investment Management, and a true thought leader, friend and mentor to many in the affordable housing industry. His contributions to affordable housing are immense, and his loss will be felt by many. We are keeping him and his family in our thoughts.
Fred was involved with the AHTCC since its inception in 1988, and has been an active member of our Board of Directors. He was a deeply engaged advocate and a fixture in our committees and working groups, always eager to share his expertise on everything from the most technical matters to the long-term positioning of the affordable housing industry. Most recently, he developed a proposal to help sustain Housing Credit investment in light of delays brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which gained immediate support in Congress and passed the House of Representatives in July of 2020. We will remember Fred for all of his contributions, as well as his expertise, vision, commitment, kindness, friendship, and sense of humor.
Fred spent more than 30 years working in the public accounting and Housing Credit industry. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President for Boston Financial, where he was involved in the company’s housing preservation program, helped Boston Financial launch its first Opportunity Zone fund and represented the firm on governmental affairs matters.