$40 Million in Grants, Loans Available to Provide Safe Housing for Farmworkers

Nearly $40 million in grants and loans are available to provide housing for farmworkers and their families. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement on Wednesday stating that the USDA Farm Labor Housing Program is the only national source of construction funds to buy, build or improve housing for farmworkers. “This program is an important way that USDA helps to ensure the well-being of itinerant farm labor families. Looking ahead to the future, we will also continue to urge passage of common sense immigration reform that will create rules that work for farm workers and producers alike.” Funding is available to farmers, farmers associations, family farm corporations, Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and farmworker associations to develop or improve multi-family housing facilities for farm laborers and their families. Learn more.

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