USDASection 514/516 Farm Labor Housing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA Section 514/516 Farm Labor Housing Program provides low-interest loans and grants to public or nonprofit agencies or to individual farmers to buy, build, improve, or repair housing for farm laborers.

VSI has completed several studies documenting the demand for farm labor housing. The studies have ranged from county- and region-wide needs assessments to site-specific feasibility studies. VSI is knowledgeable of the USDA requirements for studies that are submitted with Section 514/516 applications.

VSI has conducted site-specific and multi-county housing analyses targeting migrant workers in California, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas.