If you half to pay to live in the city in my opinion I think it is worth the price subsidized housing is a failed government policy, (unless it is for students and other similar demographics) let the suburbs take the poor, the city has too much concentrated poverty that needs to be dispersed though out the metro.
If the big public housing complex were not proposed adjacent to other public housing across Truman, I'd be singing a different tune.
I think public housing is a great idea, but it can be a terrible idea when it's clustered in one place, and that results in an artificially low poverty rate elsewhere. The poverty rate in the city is 27%, which is well above that of the metro. In this instance, and because of adjacent public housing, the idea of building more subsidized housing across Truman seems stupid at the very least. Let me put it this way: If a developer wanted to turn 5 out of every 6 parcels east of Truman into market rate properties, and at the same time develop properties west of Truman that were 15%-20% subsidized (more in line with metro-wide poverty stats), then this would be an acceptable and good plan. Income diversity is good. Otherwise, not so much. Also, outside a couple choice munis, there are tons of sub $150k homes in good parts of the metro, including the city - that to say there is a shortage for middle class earning household is silliness.