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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.


December 6, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, upon the Senate voting on party lines to confirm Kathy Kraninger for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Center for Responsible Lending Senior...
November 29, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate is expected to soon hold a floor vote to advance the nomination of Kathy Kraninger, a current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate Director, to be the...
November 27, 2018
November 27, 2018 By Yana Miles A year ago today, the Trump Administration’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney took over as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and launched a...
November 6, 2018 | By Neil Haggerty | American Banker
WASHINGTON — Rep. Maxine Waters has been in the headlines recently more as an outspoken critic of the Trump administration than for her banking policy positions on the House Financial...