Graciela Aponte


Graciela Aponte is the Communications and Policy Analyst for the Center for Responsible Lending’s (CRL) California office. Prior to her current position, she was a Senior Legislative Analyst for the Wealth-Building Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).

While at NCLR, Aponte testified before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Servicesregarding mortgage market reform, predatory lending and FHA reform. In 2011, she was a fellow with The Opportunity Agenda. Aponte was a bilingual housing counselor at Housing Initiative Partnership in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and prior to that she was the Director of Grants and Appropriations to Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez of New York, and Community Liaison to Congressman Albert Wynn of Maryland.

Aponte’s work and expertise has appeared on NBC LatinoRadiobilingue and Hispanic Link News Service. She received her bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.


Communications and Policy Analyst for Center for Responsible Lending

Areas of Expertise: Access to Homeownership, Foreclosures, Racial Wealth Gap, Payday Lending, Housing Counseling, Consumer Protections

Location: Oakland, CA

Contact Information:

Phone: (301) 351-7715


Twitter: @CRLCalifornia

Heard testifying at the American Mortgage System Review, airing on C-SPAN