housing project


noun

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

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Also called project.

Origin of housing project

First recorded in 1935–40
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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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