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The real definition:Public housing or project homes is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. Although the common goal is to maintain affordable housing, the details of the arrangements differ between countries, and so does the terminology.

My definition for projects is the trap, a struggle, livin pay check to paycheck, tryin to make it out of there. Goverment owned so they can tell you to get out at anytime. Fighting to stay alive. Pretending to be blinde because if you see something you not suposed to all you can do is turn your head and not say shit. A lot of funerals, nobody cares, hustlin to make a living, and depressing.
Caliope, Magnolia,St. Bernard, Iberville, Lafitte,Desire, Guste, Fischer, and scattered-site housing like Press Park and Christopher Homes.

I'm from caliope projects and the best thing that ever happened to me in the projects was gettin out.
by LIL RED THA NOLIA SOULJA April 07, 2006
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1. (n.) A work in progress
2. ( Government subsidized housing for low income families (see projects)
3. (n.) Someone one card short of a deck, or who is socially a little awkward.
1. I'm working on a large engineering project for my company
2. Seemingly safe Atlanta's high crime rate is usually attributed to the extremely high concentration of crime in the projects.
3. You know that Pete still wears shorts when it's snowing outside? That guy's a real project...
by Moshe Jacobson November 11, 2004
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Usually a group of dirty buildings made for really poor/homeless people to live in. Projects are dangerous,very dirty,filled with gangsters,drug dealers,pimps,hookers and such. The first set of projects made(Starret City,made in 1963) where made for Blacks to live in,but over the years people of all races started to live in projects.
New York's worst set of projects is in Brooklyn, called Starret City. New Orleans's worst is the Caliope Projects. Californias is the Pork & Beans Projects.
by GAME50 October 10, 2005
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slums/poor housing/ghetto
projects:- People Relying On Just Enough Cash To Survive.
Usually the leaset econommically advantageous people will live in the projects. Projects lead to many things such as crime as a resort.
"When I was a child it was tough growing up in the projects..."
by MC_Dazzle February 27, 2006
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short for housing projects..
government-owned buildings meant for the poorer people in an area to live in.
sometimes rent goes by how much money you make, so if you have a really crap job, you can still afford to live there.
because of this, drug-dealers, gangsters, heathens and hoodrats make it in, and that's why there is a bad connotation to the word "projects"
the only fun thing to do in the projects is wait for the ice cream truck!
by Mitsu Mike November 05, 2006
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A place where crime is in it's highest, drugs, whores, pimps and gangsters thrive. Hint: if you see two guys walking slowly or suspisiously its best to stay away from them otherwise they will ask you for a dollar and if you dont give them a dollar they would kill you or beat you up
Aww shit... i used to live in cyppress and let me tell you if you dressed "fly" bumz in the projetcs will eventually rob you, Last year some guy was by himself and was wearing jordans and some hoodrats from cyppress came up to him and asked him for his sneakers, he said no, so they beat him up and stabbed himand left him with no neakers... the best thing about the projects was watching these lowlives getting killed and leaving that shithole.
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A low income housing area. Usually involved with a large amount of crimes. Including drug dealers, gangsters, violence. Often on the local police's "radar" If you go in there and you don't "belong", you will be harmed.

The TV show "The Wire" depicts projects in season one.
by Big Black Jew August 25, 2010
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