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Tilghman Island holds a storied place in the history of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, as the epicenter of a booming oyster industry. But much has changed since 19th-century watermen were harvesting 15 million bushels of oysters a year from a bay brimming with shellfish to send, by steamer and rail, to diners all over the ...
... A long-standing housing crisis has likely pushed tens of thousands of farmworkers into cramped and dangerous living conditions without adequate access to kitchens and bathrooms, according to a housing survey released Thursday by the California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) and the California Coalition for Rural Housing.
Earlier this month, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the El Camino Real Apartments, a $9.6 million complex that will offer affordable housing to farm workers. ... Having access to affordable housing will provide stability for farm workers and their families, said Rose Garcia, the executive director of Tierra Del Sol Housing Corp., which is ...