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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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There are good and bad everywhere, whether council estate raised or from a 'posh' background.
This new four-part drama about kids being drawn into a life of crime while living on an impoverished council estate in London doesn't scrimp on the in-your-face grittiness quota.
The Geordie judge hit back at the Brazilian performer on last night's live show after he made unfavourable comments about her council estate roots.
The Duchess on the Estate Property Snakes and Ladders (9pm) Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York as she goes to live on a council estate in Manchester.
Last year, the woman formerly known as Fergie was in Hull, trying to prove to a family living on a council estate that adopting a healthy lifestyle was not only better for them, but could be done cheaply too.
Narrated by John Woodvine, it includes residents' memories of the early council estate, the characters who lived there and the slide into decline which prompted the massive regeneration programme.
"WE are good friends now," beams the Duchess of York of the family from a run down council estate in Hull she has been trying to help adopt a healthier eating regime.
Richard Cornelius, leader of Barnet Council, says: "The vision is to create a genuine mixed community and replace a council estate that was built in the 1960s, which is in poor condition." Barratt Homes declined to participate in the show.
Chelmsley Wood residents reacted with fury after it emerged the company was selling a Christmas card listing "ten reasons why Santa must live on a council estate".
She has become a star of stage and screen, but Anne-Marie Duff remembers where it all began - on a scruffy Manchester council estate.

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