Information Resource Guide

Housing

Villarejo, D., Schenker, M., Moss Joyner, A., and Parnell, A. (2012). (Unsafe) At Home. The Health Consequences of Sub-Standard Farm Labor Housing. California Rural Legal Assistance. Retrieved from http://www.crla.org/unsafe-home-health-consequences-sub-standard-farm-labor-housing

 

  • This is a review report on national and/or local research findings concerning associations between farm labor housing conditions and adverse health outcomes.

 

Villarejo, D. & Schenker, M. (2006). Environmental Health Policy and California’s Farm Labor Housing. Retrieved from http://agcenter.ucdavis.edu/Announce/Documents/Env_Health_Pol.pdf

 

  • The report looks at data from the California Agricultural Worker Health Survey (CAWHS), looking at the increase in migrant workers in several regions throughout California, including Mecca, a city in the Coachella Valley, and the housing conditions in each area. Conditions are assessed by the type of dwelling workers reside in, occupants per dwelling, median income, and rental rate.
  • The report is prepared for the John Muir Institute on the Environment.
  • The report calls for more uniform standards in addressing housing health in the state of California. At the end of the report 9 policy recommendations are given which highlight the need for research and government intervention.

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