Regional Farmworker Housing Study
About the Project
The City of Salinas is coordinating a regional survey and study of farmworker housing and the development of an Action Plan that addresses the following needs:
- Providing current data to support advocacy for resources and resource allocation, e.g. supporting project financing by affordable housing developers.
- Fostering regional collaboration so that the supply of farmworker accommodations matches the needs of specific types of farmworkers (e.g. seasonal unaccompanied vs year-round family) and improves farmworker family health through safe living conditions.
- Developing a collective Action Plan to address farmworker housing shortages so employers can rely on a trained, stable workforce. Solutions may include site identification, evaluation of best practices, recommendations for new sources of financing, and proposed regulatory changes.