Definition of rehouse in US English:



[with object]usually be rehoused
  • Provide (someone) with new housing.

    ‘tenants will be rehoused in hotels until their homes are habitable’
    • ‘It's a vicious circle and unfortunately if this family is rehoused these youths will probably just pick on somebody else in the estate.’
    • ‘Plans have also been approved to build three new bungalows in Mather Avenue, which are intended to rehouse some of the residents of Elms Road who will lose their homes as part of the development.’
    • ‘30 families have been rehoused to date and more building projects are under-way.’
    • ‘All the residents were rehoused by the council who boarded up the houses.’
    • ‘A number of industrial tenants in one of the buildings to be demolished will be rehoused.’
    • ‘Housing reformers preferred to rehouse workers in the suburbs, but the cost of transport to and from work was beyond many families' incomes.’
    • ‘A decision is soon to be made on the future of the flat, though it is likely to be used to rehouse alternative tenants.’
    • ‘Around 700 families have to be rehoused every year because of domestic violence.’
    • ‘One claimed that homes are deliberately burnt because some people want the council to rehouse them elsewhere.’
    • ‘They were told they would be rehoused within six weeks to six months - but are still waiting.’
    • ‘Already, 500 families have been rehoused in modern two-storey apartments, but hundreds more are still waiting.’
    • ‘It is not fair on other council tenants that have paid their rent if people in arrears are rehoused before them.’
    • ‘People whose homes were not fit to be lived in would be temporarily rehoused.’
    • ‘Most of the families living on the estate have already been rehoused and some of the houses have been demolished.’
    • ‘Two and a half years later, these people continue to live in temporary shelters and, according to these women, there is still no policy in place to rehouse them.’
    • ‘A public tender process will mean fresh negotiations with other private parties, and further delays to rehousing the residents, he said.’
    • ‘Residents were rehoused further downstream on the other side of the dam, but many yearned for the lost streets and houses.’
    • ‘He said: ‘There's been so much damage and trouble here that it would be best to pull the flats down and rehouse us elsewhere.’’