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 In director Bernard Rose’s version, the story begins with tales of the monstrous spirit that explains the havoc being inflicted on Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project. Tanya Christian, Glamour, 27 Aug. 2021 Gone are the grim concrete barracks of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project, once haunted by fear of a ghostly Black avenger with a hook for a hand. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2021 The Plano development is the second new multifamily housing project High Street Residential has in the works near U.S. 75 in Collin County. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2021 In 2019, 33-year-old Shatavia Walls testified in a federal criminal trial that she had been shot by a gang member from the Louis H. Pink Houses housing project in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, prosecutors said. Kyler Alvord, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Their primary focus is a 228-unit housing project formally known as the Cumberland View Apartments but more commonly referred to by its nickname, Dodge City, for the amount of gun violence that has historically occurred there. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2021 Students and parents say the owner has gone silent on housing project that was supposed to open in less than a month. Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Aug. 2021 The 27-unit housing project was approved to include four affordable condo units, which local housing activists supported. Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 July 2021 The closures include one block of York Road (Route 45) between Towsontown Boulevard and Chesapeake Avenue to accommodate the housing project, according to the SHA. Cameron Goodnight, baltimoresun.com, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of housing project

1900, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2021

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“Housing project.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housing%20project. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of housing project

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


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