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public housing

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Definition of public housing in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Housing provided for people on 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 development
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  • We have public housing to provide affordable housing to people on low incomes.
  • There is a shrinking supply of affordable private rental housing, and less public housing each year due to funding cuts.
  • They face a future without public services and no public housing and it goes without saying that university will be out of their reach.

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