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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At Bridge Housing, one of the largest affordable housing development groups on the West Coast, both short- and long-term debt rates have climbed. Orla Mccaffrey, WSJ, "Rising Interest Rates Are Another Blow to Affordable Housing Market," 14 Aug. 2018 The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee grew up in a public housing development down the street. Adrian Walker, BostonGlobe.com, "Whittier Street board votes to name the headquarters for the center’s director. Maybe the staff should have gotten a vote," 8 July 2018 What’s on tap *Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to attend a morning groundbreaking ceremony for an affordable housing development in Chicago. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Morning Spin: Rauner campaign doubles down on Pritzker 'plumbing' attack," 21 June 2018 The late Kevork Hovnanian, founder of Hovnanian Enterprises, and son Ara, who is now CEO, shown on a sign at the sales office for a housing development in California. Andrea Fuller, WSJ, "Private Charitable Foundations Give Lavish Rewards to Insiders," 29 May 2018 Bell has served 44 years for his role in the fatal shootings of officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini at a Harlem housing development. Chris Carola, Fox News, "Judge deciding whether to keep cops' killer in prison," 13 Apr. 2018 Walker and Gray grew up together in the Co-op City housing development, and Walker credits learning how to cook with keeping him out of trouble and thus saving his life. Howie Kahn, WSJ, "Ghetto Gastro Opens Labyrinth 1.1, Their New HQ in the Bronx," 7 Jan. 2019 Prefab methods were also used in the mass suburban housing developments that were built all over the country after World War II. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "The Impressive Evolution Of Prefabricated Houses," 24 Dec. 2018 Vancouver, like Seattle, funds affordable housing development. Vernal Coleman, The Seattle Times, "Vancouver, B.C., bet on modular housing to ease homelessness. Could it work in Seattle?," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of housing development

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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