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Michael Calhoun

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Mike Calhoun is president of the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), the policy affiliate of Self-Help, the nation's largest community development lender. He considers himself "fortunate to work with an extraordinarily talented staff and a dedicated coalition of organizations fighting to provide economic opportunity and advancement for low- and moderate-income families and families of color."

For more than 30 years, Mike has been on the front lines of working for economic justice. At CRL, he provides management and policy leadership. Based in DC, he often testifies in Congress and appears frequently in national media as an expert on financial issues. Prior to joining CRL in 2001, Mike led several lending divisions at Self-Help, providing responsible consumer loans, mortgages and small business loans, and heading an innovative program to provide national capital for affordable home loans. He has represented families to secure civil rights and consumer protections, including working for ten years as a legal aid attorney. He is a former member and chair of the Federal Reserve Consumer Advisory Committee.

Mike received his BA degree in economics from Duke University, and his JD degree from the University of North Carolina. When he is not advocating on behalf of fair lending and civil rights, Mikes loves time with family, gardening, sailing and playing basketball.

News

March 23, 2017
Today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Education Fund, announced the selection of Vanita Gupta as the new president and CEO of both...
February 16, 2017 | By Kate Berry | American Banker
Consumer advocates and civil rights groups praised the D.C. Circuit's order. "The court’s decision to hear the petition is a step in the right direction. We need a strong and independent CFPB agency...
February 16, 2017
Case Granted En Banc Is Essential Step In Maintaining Key Consumer Protections Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB)...
February 15, 2017 | By Andrea Germanos | Common Dreams
Michael Calhoun, president of the Center for Responsible Lending, argued last month that, "If predatory lenders succeed in undermining Director Cordray and the CFPB, we will revert back to lax...

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