housing project

noun
a publicly built and operated housing development, usually intended for low- or moderate-income tenants, senior citizens, etc.
Also called project.


Origin:
1935–40

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housing project
 
n
(US) a housing development built and maintained by a local authority, usually intended for people with a low or moderate income

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But if those viewers live in a housing project for the homeless, that booze could get them booted back out to the street.
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