public housing


public housing
noun
a housing development that is publicly funded and administered for low-income families
Syn: ↑housing project
Hypernyms: ↑housing development

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noun
: low-rent housing owned, sponsored, or administered by a government

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housing owned or operated by a government and usually offered at low rent to the needy.

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public housing,
U.S. housing owned or operated by a municipality or other public body, usually through Federal aid, designed especially for families with low income: »

A neighborhood that we remembered as an appalling slum…is now abloom with public housing (New Yorker).

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ˌpublic ˈhousing f300 [public housing] noun uncountable
(in the US) houses and flats/apartments that are built by the government for people who do not have enough money to pay for private accommodation

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • public housing — n. housing provided by the government, esp. for the poor …   English World dictionary

  • public housing — n [U] in the US, houses or apartments built by the government for poor people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • public housing — housing owned or operated by a government and usually offered at low rent to the needy. * * * …   Universalium

  • public housing — noun housing provided for people on low incomes, subsidized by public funds …   English new terms dictionary


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