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Julia Gordon

President

Julia Gordon is the president of the National Community Stabilization Trust. As a national expert on housing finance, mortgage, and foreclosure issues, Gordon drives NCST’s policy work, which focuses on federal, state and local policies related to neighborhood stabilization, blight and foreclosure prevention. She also oversees the Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative, a program that provides local community development organizations with a “first look” opportunity to acquire Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac REO properties in 18 different cities.

Prior to joining NCST, Gordon served as the Senior Director of Housing and Consumer Finance at the Center for American Progress (CAP). Other positions include managing the single-family policy team at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, serving as senior policy counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending, and working in a variety of positions in the legal aid field.

Gordon received her bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Kris Siglin

Vice President for Policy and Partnerships

Kristin Siglin serves as Vice President for Policy and Partnerships at NCST. In this role, she leads NCST’s policy advocacy to help communities address blight and high rates of vacant, abandoned and distressed properties and to foster sustainable homeownership to build assets for individuals and neighborhoods. She also helps build relationships between NCST and external stakeholders at the local and national level.

Before coming to NCST, Kristin led the policy efforts at Housing Partnership Network, presenting the experience of nonprofit affordable housing developers and lenders to policymakers.  She wrote several policy papers and has testified before Congress.  Prior to Housing Partnership Network, Kristin had a variety of roles at Enterprise Community Partners, including managing a special project that commissioned and disseminated original research on school-centered community revitalization. She previously served as the Policy Director of the Millennial Housing Commission, a 22-member bipartisan commission charged by Congress with examining the nation’s housing policy, and worked on Capitol Hill in various capacities, including the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and the personal staffs of Senator Christopher S. Bond (R-MO) and Representative Jim Leach (R-IA.).

Kristin holds an AB in History from Brown University


David Sanchez

Director of Research and Development

David Sanchez is the Director of Research and Development at the National Community Stabilization Trust, where he supports NCST’s policy advocacy and initiatives to support neighborhood stabilization and the rehabilitation of distressed properties. At NCST, he coordinates the Middle Neighborhoods initiative, which marshals support and attention to reverse the decline of middle- and working-class neighborhoods across the country. He also leads NCST’s research projects, which utilize NCST’s proprietary database on distressed property renovations and sales.

Previously, David was a senior policy analyst at the Federal Housing Finance Agency in the Division of Housing Mission of Goals and the Office of Director Mel Watt (D-NC).  At FHFA, he focused on affordable housing (Duty to Serve), mortgage servicing, and issues related to borrowers with Limited English Proficiency. David began his career in housing and consumer finance policy at the Center for American Progress. He holds a master’s degree in Sociology from Cambridge University and a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College.