Study: Providing Housing For The Homeless Saves Government Money | ThinkProgress ^a $3.6 million initiative to get the worst off homeless people into homes yielded a net savings of $238,700 over a 2 year period or a 7% return rate (3.5% a year). This is due primarily to decreases in health costs/er visits, and police/court/jail costs. This does not include increases in tax payments from the participants working more Who Creates Jobs? Taxes, Spending, and Class War | Working-Class Perspectives ^Providing poor people (unemployed) with more money creates around 7 times more jobs than providing the rich with more money. So this means that poor/middle class peoples spending creates the vast majority of all jobs while rich peoples spending creates the least amount of jobs per dollar spent.