Major Findings & Recommendations
• “There is a pressing need for substantial research on the status of farm labor housing in California, both the extent of the supply and its physical condition. • “….Special attention is needed to determine the prevalence of health hazards associated with housing conditions. • “…The public health workforce of California needs to be strengthened, especially to address the needs of the farm worker population.” (p. 27). (Abstractor: Author). • It is important to strengthen “enforcement of health standards for farm labor housing in California. • “Create state-mandated shortcuts for the approval of housing intended to serve farmworkers in counties where there is a demonstrable and substantial unmet demand for safe and affordable housing. • “…Create positive incentives for enhancing the supply of farm labor housing by granting indirect housing-related preferences to communities undertaking new initiatives to meet farm labor housing needs.” (p.27). (Abstractor:Author and Website Content Staff).