- public housing
nouna housing development that is publicly funded and administered for low-income families• Syn: ↑housing project• Hypernyms: ↑housing development
* * *noun: low-rent housing owned, sponsored, or administered by a government
* * *housing owned or operated by a government and usually offered at low rent to the needy.
* * *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).
* * *(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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