Gideon Anders has worked for NHLP for more than 33 years. Following eleven-year tenure as its executive director, Mr. Anders retired from full-time work in October 2008, and remains on NHLP's staff working part-time as a senior staff attorney. Prior to becoming executive director, Mr. Anders was a staff attorney with the organization, specializing in the housing programs of the Rural Housing Service (RHS), the successor agency to the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA). Mr. Anders is the primary author of RD/RHS Homeownership Programs: Owners' and Purchasers' Rights (2010), RHCDS (FmHA) Housing Programs: Tenants' and Purchasers' Rights (2nd Ed. 1995), and Save Your Home From Foreclosure (1994). He is co-author of Public Housing in Peril (1990), and FmHA Housing Programs: Tenants' and Purchasers' Rights (1982). Mr. Anders provides legal and technical assistance and training on the preservation of rural rental housing as well as the homeownership programs financed by RHS. In addition to his experience with NHLP, Mr. Anders served as a Senior Project Manager for the Ecumenical Association for Housing, and an Assistant Director for Field Services for the Housing Assistance Council (HAC). He is a member of the California Bar, having earned his law degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He serves on the boards of the Housing Assistance Council, the National Rural Housing Coalition and St. Mary's Elderly Housing.