I hope that with the new administration, home ownership will become affordable, green and available to all. My son bought his house in 2008, when President Obama enacted the first-time home buyers' credit. I also helped to pay the down payment. His fixer-upper is in very good condition now through his never-ending diy projects - ("You don't own your house, your house owns you.") He bought the house for $106. It's now worth over $300,000 and the mortgage rate is very low. Another advantage to home ownership.
What drew me to your very well-written post today is the photo. I've used it as well. I think it was taken near Bodi, CA. https://annjames-20427.medium.com/neighborhood-watch-5258e525452b