Janis Bowdler

Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project
National Council of La Raza

Janis Bowdler is the director for the Wealth-Building Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. In this role, she conducts policy and legislative analysis, research, and advocacy on issues that promote the financial security and advancement of Latino families through asset ownership and wealth creation. Most recently, the Wealth-Building Policy Project has targeted issues such as wrongful foreclosures, neighborhood preservation, financial access, and fair housing for immigrants. Bowdler has authored a number of publications on Hispanic homeownership and abusive mortgage lending practices, among others, and regularly serves as an expert witness before Congress and federal regulators on issues regarding wealth-building challenges facing the Latino community. Bowdler is an active blogger with regular posts on Shelterforce, Mom's Rising, Univision, and Huffington Post, and she alos serves on the boards of the Raza Development Fund, Poverty & Race Research Action Council, and Fair Mortgage Collaborative.

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