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"housing association" in British English

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housing associationnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us   UK
a ​group of ​people who ​join together so that they can ​build or ​buyhouses or ​apartments at ​lowcost
(Definition of housing association from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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housing associationnoun [C]

uk   us   PROPERTY
in the UK, an ​organization that ​provideshouses or ​apartments for ​people to ​rent at ​lowcost: 65% of the ​housingstock here is ​owneroccupied, with 24% ​rented from the ​localauthority or a ​housingassociation.
(Definition of housing association from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “housing association”
in Chinese (Simplified) 住房互助协会(以低价建房或购房为目的)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 住宅互助協會(以低價建屋或購屋為目的)…
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