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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.


January 31, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided in PHH Corporation v. CFPB that the President can only remove the Director of the Consumer Financial...
December 22, 2017 | By Fred O. Williams |
“Another area where there could be a big change is the consumer complaint database,” said Melissa Stegman, senior policy counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending. Nearly 1 million...
November 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Judge Timothy J. Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a request for a temporary restraining order to keep Office of Management and Budget (...
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...