housing association

housing association
'housing associ.ation
an organization in Britain, formed by a group of people working together to build or buy homes for themselves

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • housing association — housing associations N COUNT A housing association is an organization which owns houses and helps its members to rent or buy them more cheaply than on the open market. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • housing association — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms housing association : singular housing association plural housing associations in the UK, an organization that owns houses for people with low incomes to live in …   English dictionary

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  • housing association — n (in Britain) a local organization that provides rented homes for poorer families, and especially for old, disabled and single people. It also shares the ownership of houses with people who cannot afford to buy a house on their own. Similar… …   Universalium

  • housing association —   in the UK, non profit organizations offering a third way outside of the traditional housing provision of the private sector and local government. Originally set up to provide rental accommodation they now also offer a way for people to become… …   Geography glossary

  • housing association — noun (C) an association in Britain, formed by a group of people so that they can build homes for themselves, or can buy homes of their own …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • housing association — /ˈhaʊzɪŋ əsoʊsiˌeɪʃən/ (say howzing uhsohsee.ayshuhn) noun a non profit society or body for constructing, improving or managing houses …  

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