Chanita Jackson, M.P.A.

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Chanita Jackson (she, her, hers) has over 19 years’ experience in the social service field ranging from direct case management provision to nonprofit management and government administration. Her experience with federal, state, local, and private grant programs has addressed homelessness and housing instability in several specific subpopulations including individuals, families, seniors, youth, young adults, and Veterans.

Ms. Jackson has expertise in identifying financial objectives and forecasting the VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) & Grant & Per Diem (GPD) program requirements; managing annual budgets, expenditures, and monthly reports; data collection; and analyzing variances.

Ms. Jackson has been a key contributor in the development and management of housing-focused projects, organizational strategic plans, and curricula. She has contributed to the evaluation of statewide initiatives, program monitoring plans, risk assessments, and competitive procurements. Ms. Jackson’s primary focus is on the implementation of functional community plans, coalition initiatives, and programming strategies.

She is an experienced program evaluator familiar who has helped nonprofit organizations navigate local, state, and federal regulations in order to access affordable housing resources. Prior to joining TAC, Ms. Jackson served as the Deputy Director at the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection.