Sarah Ludwig founded NEDAP in 1995 and has worked with hundreds of grassroots groups to organize and advocate for community equity and financial justice. In 2000, she co-founded the coalition, New Yorkers for Responsible Lending, which has secured major policy reforms in the financial justice and foreclosure prevention arenas. Ludwig is a frequent speaker at community forums and has testified at numerous public hearings, on such topics as financial reform, fair lending, foreclosure prevention, and the impact of foreclosure on communities.
Ludwig recently completed a term on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council, and serves on the boards of directors of the Center for Responsible Lending, Consumer Federation of America, and North Star Fund. An adjunct professor at NYU’s Wagner School of Urban Planning since 2003, Ludwig just completed a Revson Fellowship at Columbia University.