Lenore Stanton has been elected Chairman of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Formerly Vice Chair representing the Sully District, Ms. Stanton was elected Chairman at the FCRHA’s July 20 meeting. She replaces C. Melissa McKenna, who will continue to serve on the FCRHA and was elected by the Commission as its new Vice Chair.
Ms. Stanton was appointed to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority to represent the Sully District in 2019.
Ms. Stanton has a long career in real estate law. She was a mortgage securities attorney at Freddie Mac for 24 years, specializing in securitization financing for single-family mortgages. She was most recently the lead attorney for the company’s investment portfolio, responsible for all legal issues related to the management and disposition of re-performing and non-performing single-family loans. Previously, she was the principal attorney representing Freddie Mac’s investments in mortgage-backed securities totaling over $400 billion in investments from 1999-2008. From 1988 to 1996 she was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Prior to law school, Ms. Stanton was a land use and planning consultant in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
In the community, Ms. Stanton was listed on the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll for 2018 and represents pro bono clients in housing and divorce issues through Legal Services of Northern Virginia and other providers. Ms. Stanton holds a B.S. degree from Fairfield University and a J.D. from the University of Bridgeport.