Not true. Housing prices are at around their 2007-08 levels and current interest rates for mortgages are 3.6%-historically low. In fact, there's never been a better time to try and put a roof over their head. The issue is that people are stupid and spend themselves into oblivion, which is a new phenomenon (the Post carter recession people didn't do that), taking loans for stuff on speculation, interest only mortgages etc. A lot of the recent poor did it to themselves.
And this guy WON the american dream. If you don't like it, invent a product everyone uses and then do something else with your money. Instead, don't be bitter. It gets society nowhere.