Washington Developer Continues to Serve Farmworkers
Central Washington state has a robust agriculture industry, accounting for 20 percent to 25 percent of the region’s total economy.
Farmworkers are a critical part of that economy, handpicking crops, such as asparagus, cherries, and apples. But affordable housing can be scarce in rural areas, and these needed laborers are forced to live in overcrowded or unsafe conditions.
But Yakima, Wash.–based Catholic Charities Housing Services (CCHS) is helping to provide more safe, affordable housing opportunities for farmworkers one project at a time in the seven-county area where it works.
“The need for farmworker housing is acute throughout central Washington,” says CCHS director Bryan Ketcham.
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