Affordable housing veteran Bob Moss is joining CohnReznick as principal and national director of governmental affairs.

He will lead the firm’s federal and state government relations effort with a focus on affordable housing. He will also support government relations efforts in other key industries, including renewable energy, New Markets Tax Credits, financial services, technology, and life sciences.

Moss joins the firm from Boston Capital, where he was senior vice president and director of origination. Boston Capital is a low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndicator and multifamily housing investment company. Moss continues to serve as chairman of the nonpartisan Housing Advisory Group, which is active in preserving the LIHTC. He has also been active in the federal legislative subcommittee for the Housing Credit Group of the National Association of Home Builders.

“I am very proud of the work we’ve done in my time at Boston Capital and look forward to being able to make a positive impact in protecting and expanding the affordable housing industry in my new role with CohnReznick,” Moss said in a statement. “The firm’s commitment to the industry and vision for its future shows true leadership, and I am excited to be a part of it.”

He will work out of the company’s Boston and Washington, D.C.-metro offices, beginning Aug. 1.

Beth Mullen, CPA, partner and national director of CohnReznick’s affordable housing industry practice, noted that Moss’ hiring comes at an important time.

“The demand for affordable rental housing in the U.S. has never been greater,” she said. “At the same time, the future of the affordable housing industry is particularly dependent on federal government support. We are fortunate to have Bob’s exceptional experience with the industry and Congressional leaders as part of our team at CohnReznick.”

Jack Manning, president and CEO of Boston Capital, also commented on the move. "CohnReznick has always been a strong supporter in helping to protect and expand the affordable housing marketplace, particularly as it relates to legislative changes, and is continually enhancing their government relations efforts," he said. "Bob has always been active on behalf of Boston Capital in this regard, and when he indicated recently that he wanted to spend more time in this area, I thought a role with CohnReznick would be an excellent fit."