Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), NLIHC, and the United for Homes campaign will hold a Congressional briefing on “#SmartTaxReform: Progressive and Conservative Approaches to Rebalancing Federal Housing Policy” on October 17, 10:00-11:00 am ET.
Through smart, modest reforms to the mortgage interest deduction – a $70 billion tax expenditure that primarily serves higher income households and that economists increasingly see as wasteful and ineffective – Congress can provide a greater tax benefit to more than 25 million low and moderate income homeowners and reinvest the savings into providing affordable rental homes to those with the greatest needs without adding any new cost to the federal government.
Panelists will discuss why Congress should rebalance and reprioritize federal housing policy through comprehensive tax reform to better serve lower income homeowners and the lowest income renters.
- Mechele Dickerson, Arthur L. Moller chair in bankruptcy law and practice and distinguished teaching professor at the University of Texas at Austin
- Tatjana Meschede, associate director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University
- Megan Sandel, principal investigator with Children’s Health Watch
- Diane Yentel, president and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
The briefing will take place in the Cannon House Office Building, room 122. Register for the event at: http://bit.ly/2ytHV7b