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USA. New York City. Spanish Harlem. Papo stands in the hallway near the mailbox. Puerto Rican family. Head down and arms closed on his chest. The family lives below the poverty line and receives public assistance (AFDC, Home Relief, Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid). The family resides in units managed by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) which provides housing for low income residents. NYCHA administers rental apartments in facilities, popularly known as "projects". Spanish Harlem, also known as El Barrio and East Harlem, is a low income neighborhood in Harlem area. Spanish Harlem is one of the largest predominantly Latino communities in New York City. 10.06.88 © 1988 Didier Ruef .