A resident of Lathrop Homes leaves one of the few occupied buildings in the development. The city wants to redevelop the public housing as mixed use, and offered vouchers to encourage residents to relocate. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Lower-income residents may find affordable housing hard to come by in Manhattan. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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