Over 10 years ago, I uploaded a translated article "Housing as a Human Right." The emeritus Swiss professor Arnold Kunzli said housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. In Switzerland and the US, yuppies can move in and jack up rental prices 300\%. Housing is a creative challenge, Professor Kunzli said, since we are not clams with our own built-in housing.
If we could change our thinking (our assumptions, norms, priorities and practices), we could be Cascadian and congratulate Vancouver B.C. for their computer-rail system, their senior housing, their 26-community centers and their city hall involvement in restoring rundown hotels etc. With a little humility and love for the future and for humanity, we could make fighting poverty, job creation, respecting the rights of nature and affordable housing our priorities. Thinking is the best way to travel (cf. Traffic).
The future should be anticipated and protected in the present, not extrapolated from the present (cf. Jurgen Moltmann) The alternative seems to be money creation for the rich, no counter-measures to gridlocked cities and splash boondoggles in Portland, e.g. the Orange line Max-to- nowhere and a 21-story on the Burnside bridge.