Client: Washington Growers League & Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing
Location: Cashmere, Washington
Project Size: 9 Buildings, 21,297 SF
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.