Massachusetts Public Housing Residents Must Work or Risk Eviction

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In Worcester, Massachusetts a city program called A Better Life is supposed to transform the lives of people in public housing. But Ray Mariano, head of the Worcester Housing Authority, is not asking people to improve themselves, he's telling them to get a job, go to school or get out. Alana Semuels is a writer for the Atlantic magazine.

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Ray Mariano, head of the Worcester Housing Authority
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