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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.


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...
May 2, 2019 | By Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez | Reveal
Want to know which banks target people of color for loans with high interest rates, steep fees or reverse mortgages? Or which banks deny home loans to African Americans and Latinos even when their...
July 12, 2018 | By Brittney Laryea | Lending Tree
“Dodd-Frank stopped a lot of very abusive practices. The interest rates and the high fees, how loan originators were compensated — a lot of the abusive practices that really drove the [housing]...
May 8, 2018 | By Martin Moylan | MPRnews
Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's acting head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, for example, has been openly contemptuous of the agency he now runs. "We just have seen a general retreat...