Farm Worker Housing
This chapter completes the examination of the transformation in rural settings of what was once extensive ownership by Mexicans of land in the U.S. Southwest by surveying the miserable state of housing today for farm workers, a group disproportionately comprised of Latino/as and especially of Latino/a immigrants. Many are young, with no savings that might make possible a home purchase or even a rental security deposit. Their meager incomes lead to precarious housing that has persisted for decades despite federal, state, local, and private efforts to confront failures in ensuring farm workers housing affordability and habitability.
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