Jerilyn Perine, a former city housing commissioner who is executive director of the nonprofit Citizens Housing and Planning Council, said that not every project could address all of the city’s housing needs. “We’re still a city where half the households are paying more than 30 percent of their income for rent,” Ms. Perine said. She said Hunters Point South was a great project. “I’m a big fan of transforming the industrial waterfront,” she said. “It’s something that has to be done for the future of our city. There is, however, an upfront cost to doing that in time and money.”