Kurt, Senior Manager of Operations
I think being a Californian homeowner means a lot different than what it used to mean, especially during this time of limited supply housing and high housing prices. It continues to be a dream for many but becomes more and more out of reach each year. I think home ownership means having a place that you can call home, that you feel more permanent, not worried about having to relocate. I think there is a financial aspect to it as well, not just kind of the immediate hardship to get the home, but once having the home, there could be more of a belief of financial stability and having an asset that you could fall back on or utilize to help continue to improve your life situation.
Victor, Engagement Associate
For me, to be a California homeowner is to aim for “right-sizing” or to live responsibly within your means– in harmony with natural ecological systems and with care for the social fabric of your wider community. I want to move away from this individualistic idea of homeownership to one that is about strengthening society at large, as well as our relationship to our planet.