Each year during the planting and harvest season, agricultural workers and their families migrate from their homes to agricultural areas for employment. Because of the large number of families coming to these areas for such a short period of time, and the lack of quality housing available, the State of California and the Department of Labor developed the Office of Migrant Services (OMS). The OMS was established in 1965 to provide migrant farmworker families with safe, decent and affordable seasonal rental housing and support services during the peak growing and harvest season, usually beginning in April and ending in November. To serve the housing needs of seasonal farm working families living in California, the OMS works with local housing authorities and counties to provide migrant centers throughout California.
HACSJ through its subsidiary Delta Community Developers Corp. provides housing and other services to the migrant families in San Joaquin County. As pioneers of Migrant Housing, we are pleased and proud that we have been able to continue and improve our program. It has been rewarding to see the migrant program progress from one original site in San Joaquin County to over 28 sites throughout the State. Feel free to visit any of our centers listed below: