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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.


June 18, 2018 | By David Baumann | The National Law Journal
“The Senate should immediately hold confirmation hearings and reject this inexperienced candidate and demand that the President nominate someone qualified who has a history of making consumer...
June 17, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump Administration has announced its plan to nominate Kathy Kraninger, an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official, to be the next Director of the Consumer Financial...
June 11, 2018 | By Lauren Saunders | Bull Moose Medium
Proponents argue that raising the asset threshold at which banks are subject to enhanced regulatory standards, including stress tests that gauge a bank’s ability to withstand economic conditions like...
May 22, 2018
Meanwhile, FDIC today announced that bank profits this quarter were the highest on record WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just now, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of S. 2155, a partial...