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

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Ranch-style houses really took off after World War II, when returning soldiers moved with their young families to new housing developments in the suburbs. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here’s Why Ranch-Style Houses Are Called Ranches," 20 Dec. 2018 New luxury housing developments are being built, while poor people struggle for access to jobs and affordable housing. Maya Kosoff, The Hive, "New Jersey Welcomes a New Surveillance State," 11 June 2018 These upgrades will extend Comcast services to Bartram Village in South Philadelphia, Johnson Homes in North Philadelphia, West Park Apartments in West Philadelphia, Emlen Arms in Mount Airy, and other PHA housing developments. Bob Fernandez, Philly.com, "Comcast to wire thousands of Philly public housing units with internet," 12 Jan. 2018 This led to the style fizzling out after World War II, when the country turned to focusing on new, affordable housing developments that could be built quickly. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "There's A Reason You Don't See Many Tudor-Style Homes These Days," 1 Nov. 2018 His lawyers this week asked a Missouri House committee investigating allegations of misconduct against him to issue subpoenas to a bank and developer involved in low-income housing development. Allison Kite, kansascity, "Tax credits for low-income housing are ‘dead’ amid scrutiny from lawmakers, Greitens | The Kansas City Star," 25 May 2018 Bell and two other members of the Black Liberation Army shot officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini in 1971, after luring them to a Harlem housing development with a bogus 911 call. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Ex-radical who killed 2 NYC officers set to be paroled," 27 Apr. 2018 Authorities announced late Monday that a fire near Fort Garland, about 205 miles southwest of Denver, had destroyed 104 homes in a mountain housing development started by multimillionaire publisher Malcolm Forbes in the 1970s. CBS News, "Colorado wildfire destroys more than 100 homes; "extreme caution" urged across West," 4 July 2018 Authorities announced late Monday that a fire near Fort Garland, about 205 miles (330 kilometers) southwest of Denver, had destroyed 104 homes in a mountain housing development started by multimillionaire publisher Malcolm Forbes in the 1970s. Time, "Colorado Wildfire Destroys Over 100 Homes in Community Started by Magazine Publisher Malcolm Forbes," 3 July 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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housing development

noun

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

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