Florida Growers Don’t Have to Provide Migrant Housing
Haven site May 5th, for construction of a 3,944-square-foot project consisting of 80 apartment units. The project is different than other projects, because it will also accommodate local low-income families. “We have different types of communities, and this is a family community where only 40 percent are for agricultural workers,” Kirk said. “The other (units) could be for agricultural workers, too, but it’s for whoever qualifies.” It is an effort to change with the times. Many once-rural communities are becoming increasingly suburbanized, and more residents are finding jobs outside of traditional agricultural occupations.