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Melissa Stegman

Senior Policy Counsel

Melissa Stegman is a senior policy counsel on CRL's federal policy team. Located in the DC office, Melissa works primarily on mortgage policy, housing finance reform, and debt collection issues. Prior to joining CRL, Melissa was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of General Counsel. She worked in the Office of Fair Housing Enforcement on a variety of fair lending and civil rights matters.

Melissa received BA degrees in Anthropology and International Studies from the University of North Carolina and her law degree from North Carolina Central University. When not at CRL, Melissa enjoys spending time with family, exploring the DC area, and experimenting with new recipes.

Research & Policy

Our in-depth research of financial practices is intended to guide policymakers and opinion leaders working to improve the state of lending.

News

November 14, 2017 | By Melissa Stegman | The Center for Responsible Lending
While taxes and Russia were dominating the headlines, President Trump quietly signed a bill into law that severely weakens America’s consumers—all 325 million of us. This law lets financial companies...
November 1, 2017 | By Brena Swanson | HousingWire
On the other side, Center for Responsible Lending Senior Policy Counsel Melissa Stegman said, “President Trump just handed a get-out-of-jail-free card to financial fraudsters. This unjust...
November 1, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed into law a bill, H.J. Res. 111, that takes away Americans’ right to have their day in court when they are defrauded by banks, credit card companies,...
October 25, 2017 | By Kelsey Ramírez | HousingWire
“Companies, like Wells Fargo and Equifax, frequently bury forced arbitration clauses in the fine print of agreements, giving them the ability to cheat consumers with impunity,” said Melissa Stegman,...

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