housing development


Definition of housing development

: a group of individual dwellings or apartment houses typically of similar design that are usually built and sold or leased by one management

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No longer exclusively Mormon, these housing developments attract retirees and nouveaux riches from across the country, including plenty of California families fleeing high real estate prices. Wired, "The Suburbanites Making the Desert Bloom with McMansions," 12 Sep. 2019 The state Department of Housing and Community Development told the city in a letter Aug. 2 that if the current project is blocked in court, Cupertino could violate laws that require cities to zone property to enable new housing developments. Thy Vo, The Mercury News, "No offices at Vallco site if development plan goes down, Cupertino decides," 21 Aug. 2019 Despite improving scores, nearly half of Baltimore public housing developments failed their last inspection. Danielle Ohl, ProPublica, "Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing," 14 Aug. 2019 The Legislature also approved an additional $150 million for affordable housing development and $50 million for state programs assisting the homeless. CBS News, "Oregon Senate finishes whirlwind votes after Republicans stall session," 1 July 2019 The city’s mixed-income housing development plan was discontinued after reports of segregated playgrounds, and separate entrances, for low income renters and tenants who paid for more expensive properties. Vuyo Radebe, Quartz, "Millennials are calling BS on the benefits of owning a home," 27 Aug. 2019 Wallabies are commonly found in open woodland, grassland, and dense vegetation -- but in recent years, they have been pushed out of their habitat by housing developments and forced to take refuge in suburban backyards and next to highways. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Foul play feared as 45 Australian wallabies die in one week," 27 Aug. 2019 At sunset, a few dozen mourners formed a circle around candles, singing and praying, at the grassy spot just outside the gates of upscale housing development where 27-year-old Thakuri was killed. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, "A year later, Nepali-Americans mourn, demand justice in Westminster police killing of unarmed immigrant Birendra Thakuri," 25 Aug. 2019 The tall blonde is one of about 150 residents of Second Street Studios, a first-of-its kind housing development in San Jose. Emily Deruy, The Mercury News, "San Jose opens first permanent home for formerly homeless residents," 23 Aug. 2019

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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US : a group of houses that are built near each other and sold or rented by one owner

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