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Definition of housing association noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

housing association

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(in Britain) an organization that owns houses, flats/apartments, etc. and helps people to rent or buy them at a low price Culture Housing associations also share the ownership of houses with people who cannot afford to buy a house on their own. Similar organizations in the US are called housing authorities and they receive advice and financial help from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.