housing development

noun

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

Examples of housing development in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tour concluded at a sacred burial ground on Pilot Knob Hill once slated for a housing development. Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune, "Minnesota churches launch 10-year plan for racial healing, reparations," 28 Nov. 2020 Among the community members is Xochitl Manzanilla, 78, a volunteer at the park who lives in a nearby public housing development in Chinatown. Louis Sahagún Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Proposed aerial tram for Dodger fans ignites controversy at Los Angeles State Historic Park," 26 Nov. 2020 Two people were shot Saturday afternoon in the Marrero Commons housing development, New Orleans police said. Drew Broach | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Two shot in Marrero Commons housing development, New Orleans police say," 14 Nov. 2020 His family lived at the time in a Queens housing development financed by MetLife. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "MetLife CEO Recruited Snoopy to Sell Insurance," 23 Oct. 2020 Torres said his entry into politics was heavily influenced by his experience growing up in a public housing development that had mold, mildew, leaks, lead and lacked consistent heat or hot water during the winter months. NBC News, "How Ritchie Torres, Congress's first gay Afro-Latino, won on 'bread-and-butter issues'," 6 Nov. 2020 Inver Grove Heights leaders and housing advocates celebrated the grand opening Wednesday of Cahill Place, the first permanent supportive housing development for families in Dakota County. Star Tribune, "Metro briefs: Richfield to open its first off-leash dog park," 31 Oct. 2020 Jones was convicted at trial in 1996 of a crime that began with a robbery of several people in the French Quarter and ended with the rape of a woman near the former Desire housing development. Matt Sledge, NOLA.com, "Two judges' records on wrongful convictions shadow Orleans DA race," 30 Oct. 2020 July 24, 2015 Christopher Twyman, a 38-year-old Black man, walked outside a public housing development. Challen Stephens | Cstephens@al.com, al, "Police wanted ‘a dog that would bite a Black person’," 29 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of housing development

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Housing development.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housing%20development. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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housing development

noun

English Language Learners Definition of housing development

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

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