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Regional Farmworker Housing Study

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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.

Video: Farmworker Housing Survey - Impressions of Three Surveyors

Check out this Video that interviews surveyor's involved in the collection of data for the study through interviewing: Farmworker Surveyors Video

Regional Farmworker Housing Study News