housing project


noun

a publicly built and operated housing development, usually intended for low- or moderate-income tenants, senior citizens, etc.

Nearby words

  1. housing,
  2. housing association,
  3. housing benefit,
  4. housing development,
  5. housing estate,
  6. housing scheme,
  7. housing start,
  8. housman,
  9. housman, a. e.,
  10. houssay

Origin of housing project

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called project.

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British Dictionary definitions for housing project

housing project

noun

US a housing development built and maintained by a local authority, usually intended for people with a low or moderate income
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