Growing Pains: Balancing Farmland And Affordable Housing Needs In Caldwell
We are continuing our "Growing Pains" series on growth and affordability in the Treasure Valley with a trip to Canyon County. The county has the largest Latino population in the state, and members of the community are essential to the agriculture industry in the region. So how are the issues of rising home prices and rapid growth affecting this community?
Idaho Matters senior producer Frankie Barnhill met up with Idaho Press Reporter Rachel Spacek in Caldwell to learn about a recent proposal to build homes for Latino farmworkers, and what it means for future affordable housing projects.
This interview is part of our new series called "Growing Pains." The series explores stories and issues surrounding the Treasure Valley's rapid growth and increasing unafforability. Subscribe to our podcast to hear every interview, and download the Boise State Public Radio app to send us a voice message using our Talk To Us feature.
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