The dot com crash followed by the sub prime mortgage recession means new builds slowed to a crawl since 2008. We need more houses built, especially more starter houses without HOAs and Special Utility Districts, so that we can get house prices down, our property taxes under control, and our friends can actually find somewhere to live they can afford without working 4 jobs.

The scarcity of housing in North Texas and lack of regulation has resulted in new homes going to corporate investors as high-dollar rentals. We need laws and policies that make sure homes to go homeowners, and disincentivize corporations from profiting from housing scarcity.

This is well within Texas's right as a State to fix, blaming it on the Feds is a massive cop-out. I think the State has the responsibility to make fixing housing availability the priority.

Yah know, before we're all living in our cars.