There are some who theorize that building houses of any kind at any price inherently helps by increasing the housing inventory. Inevitably, if there are more houses for sale, it is going to affect the pricing of some portion of them downward (or at least reduce their upward trend).
One thing that I always wonder about is that we talk all of the time about the regional nature of where we live, with so many other cities being so nearby. This seems to come up much more when it comes to employers -- even if we are maybe not getting all of the corporate relocations that we might want to, there are jobs coming into the region.
I wonder a lot on why this affordable housing situation is not also taken on more regionally. What portion of residential affordability is the city of Fort Worth supposed to take on compared to the 41 other municipalities that are at least partially in Tarrant County.
We don't want to force ourselves into being the only affordable housing city in the area.