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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.


January 12, 2017
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a survey which highlights that over one-in-four consumers contacted by a debt collection agency felt threatened. Additionally, the CFPB...
December 2, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | The Washington Informer
A series of developments following the Wells Fargo scandal has now led to the introduction of legislation designed to bring financial justice to the millions of consumers affected by fees and...
December 1, 2016
Brown, Sherman Bill Would Prevent Wells Fargo from Using Forced Arbitration Clauses in Real Accounts to Block Customers from Suing over Fraudulent Ones The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL)...