Bio

A respected expert in fair and responsible lending, Anna has authored over 45 best practice guidebooks used by thousands of financial institutions nationwide. Her publishers include the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, AllRegs, Ellie Mae, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and numerous industry trade associations.

Anna was founder and CEO of Bankers Advisory, a mortgage compliance audit services firm based in Lexington, Massachusetts, now Clifton Larson Allen (CLA) Mortgage Advisory Services.

She was named one of Housing Wire‘s Women of Influence, has received business awards from Acquisitions International and Wealth and Finance Magazine, and was a featured entrepreneur in Bloomberg News and Forbes Magazine.  

Anna writes policy manuals and provides consulting services to financial service institutions on the topic of redlining,  predatory lending, and mortgage compliance. For more information, visit Housing Research Press

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Just released!

Closing the Gap in Homeownership

Re-writing the Rules Against Mortgage Discrimination

Available on Amazon

A book that lights the way for homebuyers to step beyond bias and reach toward equitable homeownership.  

A valuable resource for fair housing advocates who want to be a part of the solution to close the gap– including homebuyer counselors, educators, realtors, and mortgage lenders.

You’ll discover…

  • Eye-opening facts about appraisal bias and mortgage denials, and how to self-advocate against discriminatory practices.
  • What’s being done by federal watchdogs to stop modern-day redlining, and how the rules have changed to help people of color, noncitizens, and lower-income households.
  • Incentives for first-time homebuyers, down payment assistance, and innovative mortgage options for noncitizens, self-employed, and non-salaried borrowers.
  • Metrics for all U.S. states on homeownership gaps, housing growth rates, undervalued property appraisals, and more.