housing project


Definition of housing project

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

Examples of housing project in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That new era was on exhibit one recent evening when more than 100 people turned out to dedicate a housing project for disabled veterans named in honor of Saunders, a Vietnam veteran. Washington Post, "Reckoning in a small town: Civil War meets civil rights in the ‘Last Capital of the Confederacy’," 19 Sep. 2020 Like the original, DaCosta’s remake takes place in Chicago’s Cabrini–Green neighborhood—only now, the former housing project has been gentrified, its history paved over with a white, minimalist gloss. Pia Ceres, Wired, "Director Nia DaCosta on Candyman's Real-World Horrors," 16 Sep. 2020 The elder Blake had led protest marches for fair housing laws, and a housing project there is named for him. Casey Tolan, CNN, "A Black man shot in the back, a teenage shooting suspect, a city in flames: The week that shook Kenosha and the country," 4 Sep. 2020 If finalized, the deal would be the latest example of community pressure helping push forward an affordable housing project. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "Agreement signed to sell SF’s ‘Monster in the Mission’ site for affordable housing," 4 Sep. 2020 The 1996 Olympics also led to the destruction of Techwood, the oldest public-housing project in the United States. Dvora Meyers, Longreads, "The Endgame of the Olympics," 7 Aug. 2020 In that movie co-written and directed by Bernard Rose, which featured African-American lead Tony Todd as the titular anti-hero, Candyman viciously haunted the Cabrini-Green public housing project in Chicago. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "New scenes from 'Candyman' reveal hook-wielding horror at American Black Film Festival," 26 Aug. 2020 Rabita, who does not use a surname, is helping to build a government housing project. Somini Sengupta New York Times, Star Tribune, "Inequality at the boiling point: Extreme heat takes toll on poor, vulnerable," 20 Aug. 2020 The housing project stood on valuable Atlanta real estate in the center of the city, next to Georgia Tech and the Coca-Cola headquarters. Dvora Meyers, Longreads, "The Endgame of the Olympics," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of housing project

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Housing project.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housing%20project. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of housing project

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

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