Definition of public housing in English:

public housing


  • Housing provided for people with 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 project in Brownsville’
    • ‘Old family homes have been destroyed to make way for shabbier public housing.’
    • ‘There is a shrinking supply of affordable private rental housing, and less public housing each year due to funding cuts.’
    • ‘Many residents are activists, driven to speak out on causes affecting residents of public housing.’
    • ‘The act also includes a clause enabling councils with a severe lack of public housing to apply for pressured area status.’
    • ‘He further criticised the government for not telling the public the real cost of providing public housing.’
    • ‘The waiting list for public housing fell from 150,000 in 1997 to around 92,000 today.’
    • ‘Housing was a serious problem, with half of the population living in squatter huts and only 9 per cent in public housing.’
    • ‘The government provided public housing, and supplied offices and factories to enterprises.’
    • ‘Before they began, one third of the population lived in public housing: now less than one-tenth do.’
    • ‘We have public housing to provide affordable housing to people on low incomes.’
    • ‘Other poverty programs, such as public housing, are also on the chopping block.’
    • ‘There were also ambitious drives to build schools, roads, public housing, and hospitals.’
    • ‘At the same time, funds to build new public housing were slashed.’
    • ‘There are also extensive public housing projects by the housing development boards.’
    • ‘One thing that has been very good is the increase in public housing and affordable rental housing.’
    • ‘The report also reveals cases of extreme hardship caused by the cutting of government funds for 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.’
    • ‘It has not been responsible for police, education, public housing or, until recently, social welfare.’
    • ‘Perhaps if councils were once again given the wherewithal to build decent public housing.’
    • ‘But East Harlem isn't the only place in New York with an excess of public housing.’