Definition of public housing in US English:

public housing

noun

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