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  1. housing project, public housing(noun)

    a housing development that is publicly funded and administered for low-income families

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  1. Public housing

    Public housing is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. Social housing is an umbrella term referring to rental housing which may be owned and managed by the state, by non-profit organizations, or by a combination of the two, usually with the aim of providing affordable housing. Social housing can also be seen as a potential remedy to housing inequality. Although the common goal of public housing is to provide affordable housing, the details, terminology, definitions of poverty and other criteria for allocation vary within different contexts.

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  1. Public Housing

    Housing subsidized by tax funds, usually intended for low income persons or families.

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