How to Engage Farmworkers in the Housing Element Process

This guide is intended to provide practical advice to cities, towns and counties for conducting outreach and engagement — even if there are not farms or farmworkers living within your community. The accompanying templates can be downloaded and edited to fit your jurisdiction's needs.

RHTA has also produced the Farmworker Housing Toolkit, a one-stop source of information to assist local agencies in including the special housing needs of farmworkers within their Housing Elements. A region-wide farmworker housing workgroup will be forming in early 2023. It will focus on farmworker policies and programs for Housing Element implementation. For more information contact Ada Chan, MTC-ABAG Regional Planner, at