housing project


Definition of housing project

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

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But as the number of these housing projects has proliferated, so have the rules. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Brit to HOA: ‘The flag is absolutely not coming down’," 1 Sep. 2019 Community gardens have sprouted at the foot of public housing projects. New York Times, "A French Town’s Green Policies Aim to Win Over the Working Class," 25 July 2019 These often have to do with land use, such as waste dumps in their midst, municipal planning decisions made without public consultation, and big housing projects that threaten a district’s ecology. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "Russian grassroots democracy? Park-goers rally against church land grabs.," 4 June 2019 Capital Improvements: Addis Ababa Takes New Shape Ethiopia’s teeming capital is a monument to the African nation’s paradoxical development A horse in front of public housing projects on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Matina Stevis-gridneff, WSJ, "Ethiopia’s Young, New Leader Shakes Up One-Party System," 17 July 2018 Much like the African Burial Ground, Weeksville feels out of place, intruding on the endless jigsaw puzzle of housing projects that dominates the area. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "New York City Would Really Rather Not Talk About Its Slavery-Loving Past," 15 Apr. 2015 Once white and middle-class, the suburb of just under 20,000 had changed dramatically over the past 20 years, as a generation of poor African American and immigrant families resettled there after Atlanta tore down its housing projects. Brian Goldstone, The New Republic, "The New American Homeless," 21 Aug. 2019 At that age, boys from his housing project are more likely to join a crew. Christina Barron, Washington Post, "KidsPost Summer Book Club: ‘Stars Beneath Our Feet’," 30 July 2019 Half the time, in our public housing project, our elevator didn’t work. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "Kendall Qualls talks patriotism in America, Moynihan’s ‘Negro Family’ report, and Dean Phillips: The full interview," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of housing project

1900, in the meaning defined above

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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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