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[mass noun] Housing provided for people on low incomes, subsidized by public funds:‘political attention has recently been focused on the city's chronic need for more and better public housing’[as modifier] ‘a public housing development’
- ‘One thing that has been very good is the increase in public housing and affordable rental housing.’
- ‘We have public housing to provide affordable housing to people on low incomes.’
- ‘But East Harlem isn't the only place in New York with an excess of public housing.’
- ‘At the same time, funds to build new public housing were slashed.’
- ‘He further criticised the government for not telling the public the real cost of providing public housing.’
- ‘Before they began, one third of the population lived in public housing: now less than one-tenth do.’
- ‘Old family homes have been destroyed to make way for shabbier public housing.’
- ‘The waiting list for public housing fell from 150,000 in 1997 to around 92,000 today.’
- ‘Other poverty programs, such as public housing, are also on the chopping block.’
- ‘There are also extensive public housing projects by the housing development boards.’
- ‘The act also includes a clause enabling councils with a severe lack of public housing to apply for pressured area status.’
- ‘Many residents are activists, driven to speak out on causes affecting residents of public housing.’
- ‘Housing was a serious problem, with half of the population living in squatter huts and only 9 per cent in public housing.’
- ‘They face a future without public services and no public housing and it goes without saying that university will be out of their reach.’
- ‘The report also reveals cases of extreme hardship caused by the cutting of government funds for public housing.’
- ‘Perhaps if councils were once again given the wherewithal to build decent public housing.’
- ‘There is a shrinking supply of affordable private rental housing, and less public housing each year due to funding cuts.’
- ‘The government provided public housing, and supplied offices and factories to enterprises.’
- ‘There were also ambitious drives to build schools, roads, public housing, and hospitals.’
- ‘It has not been responsible for police, education, public housing or, until recently, social welfare.’
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