housing project


Definition of housing project 

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

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This week, it was reported that between 2012 and 2016, 820 children living in New York’s housing projects were found to have lead poisoning. Parul Sehgal, New York Times, "Toxic History, Poisoned Water: The Story of Flint," 3 July 2018 Fast forward five years and Soave is in the midst of erecting Elton Park, a $44-million retail and housing project on Trumbull just north of Michigan Avenue. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Corktown: A community on the verge of change awaits Ford's arrival," 13 June 2018 An affordable housing project in San Francisco’s Mission District is also seeking to use SB35 for faster approvals. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "Key approval for Cupertino housing, office, retail project near Apple," 25 June 2018 What that massive new housing project in Folsom means for homebuyers and commuters. Lauren Gustus, sacbee, "Here's our plan for sustainable local news at the Sac Bee," 8 June 2018 Opponents say the Ortega government has mismanaged the social security system for years, using it as a piggy bank to finance housing projects developed by Mr. Ortega’s allies. José De Córdoba, WSJ, "Nicaragua Protesters Clash With Police," 21 Apr. 2018 And nearly $1 million in such fees already collected has not yet been designated for specific affordable housing projects. Adesuwa Agbonile, sacbee, "Grand jury lauds Placer County for work on affordable housing," 20 June 2018 The Beecher Terrace housing project is coming down and new mixed-income apartments are coming in. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Where you can live on a typical income around downtown Louisville," 9 July 2018 The name stuck but the housing project failed when the 1880s boom turned to bust. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Allied Gardens-Grantville: John Wayne memorabilia and buttermilk pancakes are just two special features," 22 June 2018

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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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