We use taxpayer money to pay farmers to destroy crops and livestock to insure prices stay within range. So why not do the same for housing, pay banks money to destroy unoccupied/foreclosed homes and implode condos as well and the US Government takes ownership of the land title. Banks would be flush with money and the drop in available housing will cause prices to go back up as well. As banks now flush with money and no longer holding the property they can now loan this money which will increase the velocity of money helping jumpstart our economy and raise asset prices. The empty land could then be sold to local counties for use as landfills,parks,prisons,schools,etc. The removal of the imploded homes etc.. and this repurposed land will also bring about new jobs as well.