public housing


public housing
.public 'housing
n [U]
in the US, houses or apartments built by the government for poor people

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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

  • public housing — noun uncount AMERICAN houses or apartments that are built by the government for people who do not have enough money to buy their own home …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Public housing — A local authority 20 storey tower block in Cwmbrân, South Wales …   Wikipedia

  • public housing — noun a 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Public Housing —    Low income housing assistance was first provided by private charities. Groups such as the Société anonyme des habitations ouvrières and the Société anonyme de l Immobilière bruxelloise were extended credit by the city s public assistance… …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • public housing — noun Public housing is used before these nouns: ↑tenant …   Collocations dictionary

  • public housing — Housing provided by public funds in slum clearance and the construction of low cost housing in the interest of people of limited means. 42 Am J1st Pub H L § 1 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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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