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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 Hunter

Director of Policy

David Hunter is the Director of Policy 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.