Senior Director, Housing and Consumer Finance
Expertise: Housing finance, foreclosure prevention, predatory lending, consumer financial protection, legal aid
Julia Gordon is the Senior Director of Housing and Consumer Finance at American Progress. Her work focuses on shaping the future of housing finance, ensuring access to sustainable and affordable homeownership and rental, and providing all individuals with safe and appropriate financial products and services.
Gordon has written extensively about the secondary mortgage market, foreclosure prevention, the Dodd-Frank Act, and both the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Federal Housing Administration. She has also appeared on radio and television shows, including “The Diane Rehm Show” and “PBS NewsHour,” and has been in cited in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Parade, among others. She has testified before Congress frequently, as well as before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, Congressional Oversight Panel.
Prior to joining American Progress, Gordon managed the single-family policy team at the Federal Housing Finance Agency and served as senior policy counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending, where she focused on legislative and regulatory work related to predatory lending and foreclosure prevention policies. She also has experience at the Center for Law and Social Policy, Maryland Legal Aid, and the law firm of WilmerHale.
Gordon received her bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.