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USA. New York City. Spanish Harlem. Puerto Rican family. Family portrait with three generations: the grandmother Juanita, the mother Nina, the sons Carlos, Willie and a daughter Sala. Cat and shadow. 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. 15.10.86 © 1986 Didier Ruef .