Here is my suggestion to help the unemployment and homeless problem. Give an incentive for people to help people. If a person or company hires or otherwise helps find employment for an unemployed or homeless person they will receive that persons federal income tax for the next five years for which that person is employed, rather then the IRS. Also any State can forgo their income tax. If person helps an unemployed or homeless person start a business the same applies. If an unemployed person starts his own business and hires unemployed or homeless people he gets the same benefit. . The government gains by not having to pay unemployment insurance and they will indirectly increase tax revenue from the purchasing power of the newly employed. This will stop the unemployment insurance bleeding and increase the size of GDP. The program should continue until unemployment numbers are at reasonable levels. If someone quits their job, they are not eligible. What is your idea?