James R Taylor, III is Founder of Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation (VHCDC). He currently serves as its President and leads efforts to educate and empower individuals, families and minority business owners to build wealth, access capital and credit, and achieve home ownership.
James is tenured advocate for minority-owned businesses. He regularly participates in round-table discussions, contributes to magazine and newspaper articles on entrepreneurship and small business matters, and consistently introduces minorities, veterans, women, ex-felons, and youth to entrepreneurial opportunities and resources within their communities.
James is a HUD certified Housing Counselor, represents VHCDC as a member (partner) of the Hampton Roads Small Business Investment Partnership, serves as a Board Volunteer at ABNB Federal Credit Union, and is an active investor in several local ventures, including VHCDC Community Investment Partners, L.P.
Through VHCDC, James has aided scores of first-time home buyers realize their dream of home ownership, helped create numerous micro business enterprises, and sponsor dozens of seminars, workshops, and business networking events throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a serial/social entrepreneur, an active investor, and a dedicated, caring business mentor.