Monday, 04 December 2006 00:00
CasaWritten by WGCU Newsroom
Catholic Charities Housing is spearheading a project to provide decent homes for farm-workers in Desoto County, and also a step-up to achieving the American Dream.
In 2004, Hurricane Charley destroyed 60 percent of migrant farm-worker housing in DeSoto. Much of it was ramshackle trailers. Some replacement trailers have been moved in, some workers are doubling up – others are commuting. And labor shortages are not uncommon. But things are looking up as a new community for the workers takes shape. WGCU’s Valerie Alker prepared this report.