housing project

noun

Definition of housing project

: a publicly supported and administered housing development planned usually for low-income families

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Hotels and smaller-scale projects, including the five-story affordable senior housing project by Catholic Health Care Services at South Broad and Ellsworth Streets, are also in the works along the corridor. Caitlin Mccabe, Philly.com, "NYC developer planning $2 million townhomes on South Broad and Fitzwater Streets," 22 June 2018 There are suspects galore: the dead woman's strange-acting husband, a slick nightclub owner, and a rich real estate developer who wants (in an ultra-Scandinavian detail) to build a housing project powered entirely by windmills. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Which of These New TV International Thrillers Should You Binge?," 30 Aug. 2018 Justice Sotomayor, whose parents moved from Puerto Rico during World War II, was raised in a housing project in the Bronx. Catie Edmondson, New York Times, "Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Sharp Dissent in Travel Ban Case," 26 June 2018 Less than a mile to the southwest, the Philadelphia Housing Authority is in the midst of a $675 million plan to redevelop the Sharswood neighborhood and Blumberg housing project. Jacob Adelman, Philly.com, "City to buy up dozens of North Philly properties for new police district offices," 28 Feb. 2018 And a property tax that officials have floated for years as a curb on property prices faces further delays, even as many new housing projects sit empty. Lingling Wei, WSJ, "With Grip on Power Assured, China’s Xi Elevates Lieutenants," 18 Mar. 2018 Conditions in the city’s public housing projects have deteriorated after years of disinvestment, prompting a federal investigation into health and safety conditions there. WSJ, "NYCHA to Open Land to Developers to Raise $3 Billion for Fixes," 12 Dec. 2018 Politics wasn't a common career path for girls growing up in Waterbury’s Berkeley Heights public housing project. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, "From Public Housing To Running For Congress: African-American Women Find Their Voices In Jahana Hayes," 13 July 2018 But cleanup shouldn't be supported only by proponents of the controversial housing project, Gaylord said. Kellen Browning And Claire Morgan, sacbee, "Folsom site contaminated by jet fuel to be cleaned up, paving way for park and nearby housing," 25 June 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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housing project

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US : a group of houses or apartments that are built for poor people

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