Jim Yates has over 30 years of experience in affordable and permanent supportive housing development. Mr. Yates provides technical assistance (TA) and consultation to community organizations and state and local governments regarding the development and financing of permanent supportive housing for low-income people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations. He is an expert in affordable housing development, real estate finance, community planning, federal programs and regulations, program development, and grant writing. Mr. Yates assists communities in effectively utilizing and layering a wide array of federal housing programs, and is also a nationally recognized expert in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care system and programs serving homeless Veterans and other “Veterans in need.”
Mr. Yates is a retired colonel in the Army National Guard. He performed three overseas deployments in key leadership positions supporting a peace enforcement mission in Bosnia and two combat tours in Afghanistan.