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Client: Washington Growers League & Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing

Location: Cashmere, Washington

Completion: 2015

Project Size: 9 Buildings, 21,297 SF

Brender Creek

farmworker Housing

Finding safe, affordable housing is a challenge for farmworkers in eastern Washington.  Brender Creek in Cashmere, developed by the Washington Growers League, provides shelter for 200 seasonal farmworkers in the heart of orchard country.

A series of two-story lodgings with covered porches radiate off a central common area. The living units are arranged as 4-bedroom and 6-bedroom apartments, with two stacked apartments per building. Each apartment features a central communal kitchen and dining area sized to accommodate 16 to 20 residents per unit. A children’s outdoor playground is near the central common building so parents can keep a watchful eye on play.  Community spaces provide room for ESL classes and for human service organizations to provide health screenings and information on daycare.  

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