Evite, July 28: Rethinking the Mortgage Interest Deduction

The Reason Foundation invites you to attend a policy luncheon

Rethinking the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Thursday, July 28, 2011
12:00 to 1:30 p.m., ET
Location: The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C.
RSVP to policy luncheon required

The mortgage interest deduction has long been one of the sacred cows of tax policy. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, however, many observers have begun to wonder whether the time has finally come for reform. Ideas range from getting rid of America’s favorite tax break to provide more revenue for solving the debt ceiling debate to overhauling it as a part of broad tax policy reform. And since neither debt nor homeownership look as special as they did just a few years ago, there is ample room for discussion. Jumping into the fray, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the Reason Foundation are bringing together a panel of experts to debate the future of the mortgage interest deduction.


  • Eric Toder, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute; co-director, Tax Policy Center
  • Dean Stansel, Adjunct Fellow, Reason Foundation
  • Seth Hanlon, Director of Fiscal Reform, Center for American Progress
  • Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Director of Research, National Association of REALTORS®

Moderator: Ed Andrews, Managing Editor for Economics, Taxes, and Budget, National Journal

Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. The forum will begin promptly at noon.

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