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public housing


  1. housing owned or operated by a government and usually offered at low rent to people with low incomes.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of public housing1

First recorded in 1910–15

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Example Sentences

Experts and activists across the political spectrum disagree about how best to solve these problems — from a market-based vision of simply allowing as much market-rate housing as possible to left-leaning dreams of a public housing utopia.

From Vox

Cardona, the son of parents who moved to Connecticut from Puerto Rico, grew up in public housing and was still learning English when he began school.

The rest go mainly to hospitals and health centers with their own processes for registering patients for appointments, as well as to vaccine drives such as clinics for teachers, police officers and residents of public housing.

That’s why when you go around public housing, you see a high level of violence, high level of chronic diseases, a high level of stress, mental health illnesses.

From Eater

So the health department is pushing hard to foster links in public housing and with neighborhood leaders who will be key to coronavirus distribution.

He first rose to prominence as a lawyer in Queens, who settled a boiling racial dispute over public housing in Forest Hills.

And yet, as we knocked on the doors in the public housing projects, big picture political ideology was never mentioned.

Pre-Giuliani Gotham had separate police forces for public housing and the subways, as well as the NYPD.

She fought to survive with welfare checks and public housing until she one day figured out a way to turn her life around.

Danny, the only child of Su Zhen, a seamstress, and Yan Tao, a chef, lived in public housing on the Lower East Side.

Continuation of the public housing program adopted in the Housing Act of 1949.

It's time that all public housing residents have that opportunity of ownership.

Our administration is already encouraging certain low-income public housing residents to own and manage their own dwellings.

It also means tenant control and ownership of public housing.


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