I have a family member in need. My brother is low income, part-time employee
with no healthcare benefits and has two children. He is about to get custody for his daughter and will have her for six months. My contribution is to buy him a house in Michigan where he resides so he doesn't have to pay rent. My questions comes down to this: I'm not the most well-off person myself; however, I'm in a position where I'm willing to take out a second mortgage for my brother. Is there any relief for me from federal or state tax jurisdiction considering that this is a in-family charitable driven action? The second piece is that while I'm buying him the house to help, he will still need to get daycare and he has no insurance
for himself or for his daughter. He is low-income; he makes around 15k a year. While not diagnosed, he does have issues that I believe are the sole reason he is the way he is. In layman's terms, he's not all there. It's heartbreaking because he knows enough to where he feels like going to a doctor to be diagnosed means there's something wrong with him which translates into his mind that there isn't anything wrong with him. Since he has this take on life, it's really hard to help him and I'm literally watching him fall apart and he will not live long like this. With this background, I need to get him help. Welfare, low-income health insurance
options, programs, etc. Anything I can do to help him is what I need help with myself. The internet is full of dead pages and information that will not define anything to the point I know what my best options are. I really need to get him the help he needs. He's a hard worker - the guy would work 3 jobs if he could - he's always looking for work. He's the definition of what social programs are for and if everyone was of his caliber in terms of not abusing the system, there would be a lot more charitable types out there. He is exactly why programs exist and would be the canidate that you can feel comfortable knowing you truly helped out an American in need that is less fortunate that the rest of us. I really need all the help and advice I can get in this situation as well as what my options are that can help me help him if such things exist. Please advise me on the programs Michigan has to offer that he would qualify for to get the health insurance for himself and daughter as well as what I need to get him to do if he needs to be seen by a mental health specialist, etc to qualify for the help he needs. I really don't know where to start here but I need to help him.