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USA. New York City. Spanish Harlem. Sala stands in the elevator, holds a heart's balloon in her hand (congratulations graduate) and wear her Sunday best dress for her 6th grade school graduation. Sala and her Puerto Rican 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. 21.06.88 © 1988 Didier Ruef . ...