Janis Bowdler

Janis Bowdler
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Janis Bowdler is a Managing Director within Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co. As Senior Program Director, she is responsible for setting and driving the firm’s philanthropic and corporate responsibility strategy in financial capability and community development. Ms. Bowdler joined the firm in 2013. Prior to JPMorgan Chase, Janis served as the Director of Economic Policy at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, where she led research, advocacy and policy analysis issues on financial capability and asset-building. Janis also served a Project Manager at Famicos Foundation, a community development corporation working in the Hough and Glenville neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio.

Citizenship Is an Asset

Naturalizing is a great way to improve opportunity, but it’s expensive. How can we open that door to more of the immigrants who qualify?

Innovations in 1-to-4-unit Multifamily Developments

Last month, we co-hosted with the National Housing Conference a forum on promising strategies for neighborhood revitalization in Detroit.The...

Advancing Economic Opportunity Through Diversity

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in an important and powerful conversation about the importance of diversity and inclusion in achieving economic equity at the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) conference in Denver, Colorado. This is a topic that hits close to home for me. Before I joined JPMorgan Chase, I spent 10 years at […]

CFPB Witch Hunt Could Lose Latino Voters

The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking voted on March 19 along party lines (12 Democrats and ten Republicans) to advance Richard Cordray’s bid to...

A Bipartisan Look at Demographics that Drive Housing Demand

Earlier this week the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released its Housing Commission Report: Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy.  As an advisor...

Congress Needs to Listen to Latinos

The 2012 presidential election debate centered on how best to jumpstart our economy and spur job creation.  The candidates campaigned on their opposing plans,...

Candidates’ Silence on Housing Issues Elicits Frustration

How do you convince somebody to fix a problem when they are seemingly blind to the overwhelming evidence that the problem even exists? Today,...

Where Do the Candidates Stand on The Foreclosure Crisis?

One issue that has been conspicuously missing from all this talk about our economy is the ongoing home opportunity crisis.

Geithner Steps Up in Defense of Principal Reduction

Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner took a bold step toward guarding families’ homes from unnecessary foreclosure. He wrote an open letter in defense of...

Homeowners Can’t Afford Another Missed Opportunity

This post is part of an ongoing series based on the National Fair Housing Alliance report, “The Banks Are Back,...

Finally! Relief for Latino Homeowners

Nearly a year and a half after news broke of widespread wrongful foreclosures at the hands of the nation’s five...

Remaining Hurdles Dampen Positive Changes to the Housing Market

Over the past month, the Obama administration has achieved several Home for Good victories for homeowners and consumers.  Among them...

Attorneys General: It’s Time to Close the Deal

Last week President Obama followed up on a promise made in his State of the Union Address by creating a...

Accountability for Countrywide is Good for the Market

The annoucement of the Justice Department's settlement with Countrywide over violations of fair lending laws is a landmark victory that...

My Holiday Wish List

The holiday season is a time when we express our lofty wishes and set new resolutions for personal improvement, but there is nothing lofty...

DeMarco Blocks Home Recovery, California Attorney General Harris Gets It Right

California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently subpoenaed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for information on their foreclosure proceedings in her state. While it is...

Greater Equality is a Must in Reviving the Economy

Adopting a more equitable housing policy goes beyond a moral imperative. It is critical to our economic success. Highlights from the 2011 Equity Summit.

Save What Works: Making the Case for Long-term, Fixed-rate Home Loans

Last week I testified before the Senate Banking Committee on the virtues of the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. For eight decades running, this type of...

Time to Move On: Families Facing Foreclosure Need Better Solutions than HAMP

More than one million Latino families have either lost or will soon lose their homes. In California, Hispanic-owned homes account for nearly half of...