housing project

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Palka was one of nine children, raised in Mar Vista Gardens, an L.A. housing project. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2022 In 1978, the concert impresario George Wein was summoned to a meeting held in New Orleans’s St. Bernard housing project. Brett Martin, New York Times, 5 Oct. 2022 Just to the south, along West 25th Street south of Trowbridge Avenue, MetroHealth is planning a third housing project, with 80 to 100 units, plus 20,000 square feet of commercial space that could include a neighborhood grocery. Steven Litt, cleveland, 4 Nov. 2022 The 11th of 12 children of Pentecostal preachers, Warnock grew up in the Herbert Kayton Homes public-housing project in Savannah, Ga., and was the first in his family to graduate from college. Tammy Joyner, Washington Post, 17 June 2022 Then the group visited the nearby Pueblo Del Rio housing project to shoot baskets with kids on dilapidated backboards featuring rims without nets. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2022 Some downtown housing developers, including Martin J. Kenny, have been wary of adding another major housing project like Bushnell South before it’s clear how quickly new apartments at North Crossing and along Pratt Street are leased. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 12 July 2022 The Grafton Plan Commission unanimously approved the housing project at 101 Falls Road in the former BMO Harris Bank building. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 29 June 2022 Resurrected by Netflix after running for two seasons in the UK—where it was inexplicably canceled—Top Boy follows several clusters of Londoners in and around Summer House, a semi-fictional housing project. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 17 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of housing project was in 1900

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“Housing project.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housing%20project. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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