Assemblyman Rivas creates bill to help Santa Clara County farmworkers

6/27/19 According to recent studies conducted in the Salinas and Pajaro valleys, families are living in cars and overcrowded conditions averaging seven people per household, Rivas said. In one instance, 40 people were living in a three bedroom house that contained only two bathrooms.
Rivas’ bill, AB 1783 ” also known as the Farm Worker Housing Act of 2019 ” eases the housing crunch by creating a streamlined process that eliminates the need for a conditional use permit for farmworker housing on agricultural land. Rivas’ bill passed the Assembly last month and is now headed to the Senate floor.