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Seasonal workers' housing project almost complete

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BASIN CITY, Wash--  It's been talked about for some time and in a matter of weeks, the Ringold Farmworker Housing Project will be completed. 

Last november they broke ground on the land, and already seven units are set up and just waiting for the finishing touches.  The affordable homes will house some 90-plus seasonal workers.  It's being touted as the first of it's kind and project leaders tell me they're thrilled to see the finish line.

"It's really exciting.  This has been a long process to try to get to this stage," David Manterola, board member of the Washington Farm Labor Association and Franklin County Farm Bureau, says.  "We're excited here in early August we'll be ready to house workers and hopefully be a big benefit to the community and the laborers out here."

Last year when they broke ground project leaders said the homes will cost about $8 a night.  If you run a farm and you're interested in the housing, contact the Washington Farm Labor Association.