- Title Pages
- Part I Loss
- 1 Loss and Lettuce
- 2 Southwest Ranchos
- 3 Fields of Dreams
- 4 Loss in the Tortilla Flats
- 5 Lenders and Loss
- Part II Exclusion
- 6 Exclusion of Undocumented Immigrants
- 7 Exclusion by Public Law
- 8 Exclusion by Private Law
- Part III Geographic Examples of Loss and Exclusion
- 9 Born in East L.A.
- 10 Little Havana
- 11 Spanish Harlem
- Part IV Reclamation and Reform
- 12 Tierra y Libertad
- 13 Policy Considerations in Formulating Housing Reform
- 14 Lowering the Cost of Housing and Credit
- 15 Equity for Latino/as and the Poor
- About the Author
Farm Worker Housing
- (p.29) 3 Fields of Dreams
- Tierra Y Libertad
Steven W. Bender
- NYU Press
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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