About this Speaker
James Madden is Director in Enterprise Community Partners’ Seattle office, where he oversees the Home& Hope initiative to transform underutilized public properties into housing and early learning centers. James created a new, mixed-finance loan fund to build early learning facilities, builds partnerships and provides technical assistance between the affordable housing and early learning fields, advocates for legislation to make public land and public dollars available for affordable housing and for early learning facilities, partners with public and non-profit agencies who own sites to create feasible redevelopment visions, and manages an online mapping tool to identify public and tax-exempt sites in King County. Outside of the Home & Hope initiative James also originates loans for the REDI Fund TOD acquisition program.
Additionally, James manages HUD Section 4 Capacity Building Grants for WA state grantees, including providing real estate technical assistance. James brings 10 years of professional experience in affordable housing and grew up in affordable housing
as well. James relocated to Seattle in 2016 from Boston, where he worked as a real estate project manager at The Community Builders, Inc. At TCB, James oversaw a diversity of development projects including low-income, middle-income, and market rate; new construction and preservation; rental, homeownership, and retail. James was also responsible for writing and managing major federal grants for TCB including Choice Neighborhoods, Sustainable Communities, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. James earned his Master of City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Swarthmore College in 2006. He lives in Seattle and walks most places. His 1-year-old daughter is enjoying the walking life as well.