Take Two for May 6, 2013

Farmworkers search for affordable housing

The Salton Sea

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A trailer near the Coachella Valley.

There was a ribbon cutting in the Coachella Valley east of Palm Springs, for a new housing complex to replace a dilapidated mobile home park. That 80-unit development is welcome news, but much more is needed.

The region is rich in agricultural bounty, but the farmworkers there -- many of them immigrants -- often live in sub-standard mobile home parks. Reporter Lisa Morehouse visited a few of them to learn about the challenges of affordable housing in the region, and what the future may hold.


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