The strategies highlighted in this report demonstrate how other communities have developed and sustained partnerships across different disciplines, particularly affordable housing and economic development. The report describes how these partnerships were structured and how groups with different perspectives or goals found common interests around which they joined forces. In each case, the communities developed a locally driven strategy that met their unique conditions" (p. 1).
Major Findings & Recommendations
The following is a summary of successful approaches farmworker communities have implemented:. • "One regional organization can serve multiple needs" (p. 5). • "Regional partnerships have a greater impact than working separately" (p. 7). • "Integration of economic sectors can create a regional identity" (p. 7). • "State or regional initiatives and programs can serve as a catalyst to bring organizations from different sectors together" (p. 8). • "Community-wide collaboration is key to addressing the needs of a community” (p. 8). • "Affordable and sustainable housing benefits both farm workers and the community" (p. 10). • "Housing, employment, and supportive services together foster self sufficiency" (p. 11). • "Diverse range of funding sources allows for a diverse range of activities" (p. 12).