...portion of your earnings, no matter how small they may be.
Accumulate, through prudent financial management, both sound credit, and a respectable down payment, over years of work and savings. Recognize that your first home is likely to be less than palatial - pursue something actually within your means.
In other words, follow the path of HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of Americans that have preceeded you! You know, the ones that EARNED and SAVED and WORKED their way into the homes they have.
Or, one could be a liberal, and just assume that housing is a "right" and something one is entitled to simply by dint of one's citizenship...
We all saw how THAT turned out!