a group of houses or apartments, usually of the same size and design, often erected on a tract of land by one builder and controlled by one management.
noun, British. 1. . noun 1. a planned area of housing, often with its own shops and other amenities
noun 1. a publicly built and operated housing development, usually intended for low- or moderate-income tenants, senior citizens, etc. noun 1. (US) a housing development built and maintained by a local authority, usually intended for people with a low or moderate income
- Housing scheme
noun (Brit) 1. a local-authority housing plan 2. the houses built according to such a plan; housing estate
noun 1. an instance of beginning the construction of a dwelling. 2. housing starts, the nationwide number of such instances per period used especially in the U.S. as an indication of economic growth or decline: Housing starts were up 600,000 in April.