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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.


June 5, 2019 | By Poonkulali Thangavelu | Credit
In a bid to give consumers more choice when it comes to credit card and other disputes with corporations, two Democratic lawmakers are pursuing the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act. The...
May 8, 2019 | By Lisa Rowan | Two Cents
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making plans to enter the technology age with its proposal to change the rules for debt collectors. While it’s great that they’re getting more...
May 7, 2019 | By Katy O'Donnell
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a highly anticipated proposal on Tuesday to update the rules governing debt collectors, establishing new guidelines on disclosure and the number of...
May 7, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Kathy Kraninger, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced a long-awaited proposed rule governing the $11.5 billion debt collection industry...