Take Action TODAY: Invite Your Lawmakers to Attend NLIHC Congressional Briefing on Smart Tax Reform

NLIHC Call to ActionTake Action TODAY: Invite Your Lawmakers to Attend Congressional Briefing on Smart Tax Reform to Better Serve Homeowners and Renters

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), NLIHC, and the United for Homes campaign are hosting a congressional briefing, #SmartTaxReform: The Republican Tax Plan and the Mortgage Interest Deduction, on Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 209.

Please reach out to your lawmakers and invite them to join the briefing.

Through smart, modest reforms to the mortgage interest deduction – a $70 billion tax expenditure that primarily serves higher income households and that economists 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 for those with the greatest needs without adding any cost to the federal government.

Panelists will discuss why Congress should rebalance and reprioritize federal housing policy through comprehensive tax reform to better serve homeowners and renters.


  • Mechele Dickerson, Arthur L. Moller chair in bankruptcy law and practice and distinguished teaching professor at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Nela Richardson, chief economist, Redfin Corporation
  • Tatjana Meschede, associate director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University
  • Megan Sandel, principal investigator with Children’s Health Watch
  • Diane Yentel, NLIHC president and CEO