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housing project

noun [C] uk   us   US (also project, UK council estate)
a group of houses or apartments, usually provided by the government for families who have low incomes
Translations of “housing project”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指政府為低收入家庭建造的)住宅區…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指政府为低收入家庭建造的)住宅区…
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