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public housing

Housing owned and operated by the government, usually for rental to lowincome families. Contrast with low-income housing, which is privately owned but government supported through a variety of incentives.

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Although Fairview Crescent is one of the city's newest and best-designed council estates sources estimate between 12 and 15 law-abiding families have fled as a direct result of the anti-social behaviour.
But he rejects those who claim council estates will always look rundown because residents do not have a stake in their properties.
He has chosen to make comparison with the rest of Birmingham's council estates.
BAD feeling between X Factor judge Cheryl Cole and fiery contestant Wagner intensified after Cheryl said she was proud of her council estate roots, which the Brazilian had commented on.
There are tabloid reports that the residents of a council estate in southeast London are considering changing its name in memory of Jade Goody.
A week earlier, a podgy 13-year-old, Andrew Johnston, told us he had to win to get he and his mum away from the Carlisle council estate where he was being bullied.
Now the dad-of-one, who lives on a council estate, has promised to stick with his pounds 200-a-week job as a self-employed landscape gardener.
He said: ``What enjoyment does a 21-year-old single mother of three living in a council estate get?
His daughter Aida lives on a run-down French council estate with her jobless mother Helen Mendy, 31.
Working in partnership with Coventry City Council on the Pounds 627,000 scheme, the site to the rear of a residential council estate has been reclaimed and landscaped as a public park.
The woman and children, aged from 15 months to 17 years, are now living in a four-bedroom house on a council estate in the Kirkstall area of Leeds.
CHERYL Cole last night defended her on-air clash with Wagner over his council estate jibe, insisting she was right to give him a dressing-down.

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