Friday, May 3, 2013

The Last Days of Duroville: Farmworker Housing, Mobile Home Parks and the Eastern Coachella Valley

Aired on the California Report Magazine on May 3, 2013.

And on NPR's Latino USA on May 10, 2013.

In the eastern Coachella Valley, an agricultural region east of Palm Springs, the land is rich, but most of the people are not.  Mobile home parks make up a significant amount of housing for the area's workers, and conditions vary widely.  I went down to look into the closing of a notorious park, Duroville, but found it was the tip of the iceberg.