Jim Yates has over 28 years of experience in affordable and permanent supportive housing development for vulnerable populations. Jim 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 disabled persons and other vulnerable populations. He is an expert in housing development, real estate finance, community planning, federal programs and regulations, program development, and grant writing. Jim has demonstrated expertise in effectively utilizing and layering a wide array of federal housing programs.
At TAC, Jim provides TA and consultation to state agencies, local governments, and community-based organizations. He is 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.” Jim is currently a Colonel in the Army National Guard. He has performed three overseas deployments in key leadership positions supporting a peace enforcement mission in Bosnia and two combat tours in Afghanistan.