FRED YOUNG FARM LABOR CENTER
Coachella Valley Housing
San Bernardino, CA
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Coachella Valley Housing Coalition’s Villa Hermosa Apartments replace 253 units of dilapidated farmworker housing in Indio, in the agriculture-rich Coachella Valley.
The architecture beautifully acclimates to the desert environment, proudly serving farmworker families.
Originally built in the 1930s, the property called Fred Young Farm Labor Center was originally designed to temporarily house single migrant farmworkers.
Those one-room wooden shacks were replaced in the 1960s with cinderblock boxes offering no heat or air conditioning.
Those buildings were still occupied when CVHC took over the property in 2007 and began a plan for reconstructing the homes.
All residents were offered the opportunity to move into the beautiful new 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom apartments.
The properties offer important amenities onsite, including pools, community gardens, and playgrounds, plus daily kids club programs during the week.