housing project


Definition of housing project 

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

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The novel includes a forensic exploration of Chicago’s corruption and violence, based on Bellow’s own research in housing projects and courtrooms. Adam Kirsch, WSJ, "Watching the Lights Go Out," 8 Nov. 2018 Since then, the beautiful Provençal city with its Roman amphitheater surrounded by pretty 18th-century townhouses and mansions and dainty 19th-century villas and ’60s housing projects has long slumbered. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "What to See at the Rencontres d’Arles Photo Festival," 24 Aug. 2018 True to Tahoe Park’s low-key nature, the first 44 homes, called The Grounds At Tahoe Park, are hard to find, tucked away on Fairgrounds Drive, a little loop street behind an aging housing project with no other connecting streets. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Remember the old state fairgrounds? It’s Sacramento’s newest urban housing hot spot," 12 July 2018 The setting, with a housing project as its central location, elevates the underlying themes of race, class and power that have run throughout the series. Mark Olsen, latimes.com, "Review: 'The First Purge' delivers genre pleasures with a timely message of resilience," 3 July 2018 There has been millions in private money spent on four housing projects and more pledged to affordable, market rate and senior housing. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "Ahead of Preakness, Baltimore Mayor Pugh touts development in Park Heights," 17 May 2018 Or audiences don’t clamor to see David Makes Man, Outlier’s upcoming OWN series from Moonlight cowriter Tarell Alvin McCraney about growing up in a South Florida housing project? Taylor Rainbolt, Glamour, "Alana Mayo, Michael B. Jordan's Secret Weapon, Is Poised to Take Over Hollywood," 12 Oct. 2018 Separate from the five housing projects, there’s more construction coming to the downtown area: Promenade at Davie is being proposed as a three-story building of restaurants, retail and office space. Lisa J. Huriash, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Downtown Davie in the middle of a housing boom," 4 June 2018 Bell was a former Black Revolutionary Army member and lured officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones to a housing project in 1971 with fake 911 calls. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Release of cold-blooded cop killer blocked, union officials say," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of housing project

1900, in the meaning defined above

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

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