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Yana Miles

Senior Legislative Counsel

Yana Miles is a senior legislative counsel leading CRL's advocacy on a variety of lending issues. Located in the DC office, Yana covers mortgages, homeownership and Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) reform, small dollar, and auto lending.

Prior to joining CRL, Yana served as a Fellow with the Fair Housing Project of the Washington Lawyers' Committee, where she worked on litigation involving discrimination in housing related transactions. Yana also served on the outreach and policy staff of the House Democratic Caucus on Capitol Hill.

Yana holds a JD degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, and enjoys Zumba and social networking in her spare time.

Research & Policy

Our in-depth research of financial practices is intended to guide policymakers and opinion leaders working to improve the state of lending.


October 3, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A breaking news report from The New York Times exposes even more racially derogatory remarks from Eric Blankenstein, a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) political...
October 2, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services introduced a bill to reverse the Trump Administration’s anti-consumer...
July 10, 2018 | By Neil Haggerty | American Banker
“She would work with [Comptroller of the Currency Joseph] Otting and work with regulators and work with her colleagues in Congress on something that is agreeable with the administration but also isn’...
July 9, 2018 | By Ben Lane | HousingWire
Center for Responsible Lending Senior Legislative Counsel Yana Miles called English a “revered public servant” who prioritized consumer protection. “Throughout her tenure at the CFPB, even before...