COMMENTARY 229 The Double Standard in Housing Subsidies: Why Should Criminals Be Allowed to Take the Mortgage Interest Deduction? John J. Ammann and Jennifer Hagner Introduction The scenario seems to be happening more often. The local bank executiiv is convicted of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the bank’s customers, his neighbors. He might go to prison for a few months, if at all. But he doesn’t lose his housing subsidy. That possibility doesn’t even cross the minds of...