On-Site Farm Worker Housing Needs
Are Being Addressed

Gary W. Johnston
University of California

Seasonal farm worker housing that is affordable, durable, attractive, and near the job site is almost impossible to find. Four years of collaborative work by Gary Johnston, San Joaquin County Director and Pat Harrison, UC Davis Professor of Interior Design is nearing completion of a prototype manufactured housing unit that will help to fill this unmet need for on-farm housing. You can view or download the detailed PDF half page or PDF full page plans here. To obtain free PDF reader go to Adobe.

Two area farmers will provide the site, infrastructure components and farm workers. The San Joaquin County Community Development Department, State Housing and Community Development, in collaboration with UC Davis and Cooperative Extension, will provide the units and ongoing evaluations.

This public-private partnership project will provide a direct opportunity for other interested parties to come on-site (by appointment) to see the units, talk first hand with the owner-operators, and farm worker tenants. For more information contact Gary at 209-468-2085, or Pat Harrison at 530-752-6411 at UC Davis.

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15 November 2004