- (social welfare) (in Britain) a non-profit-making body whose purpose is to build, convert, or improve
houses for letting at fair rents
Example Sentences Including 'housing association'
Barratts were to act as the sole contractor for all renovation and new building work undertaken by the Trust and its housing association.
Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years
Since then, he has been forced to live in a small one-bedroom housing association flat in London with his wife and young daughter.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
Tens of thousands of new cheap homes are to be built, and housing association tenants will be allowed to buy their homes.
The latter, Keith Lovelock says, `has negative, public sector or housing association connotations".
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Yesterday it was revealed the family was evicted from their housing association home three years ago.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
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