H-LOS ALAMOS

Apr 13, 2011 7:26 PM by Monica Quintero

Los Alamos housing project for farm workers causing concern

A new housing development in Los Alamos is causing concern among residents.

On Wednesday, a ground breaking ceremony was held for Creekside Village.

It's meant to provide affordable housing for low income farm workers.

Those behind the 39 unit project say there are between 6,000 and 8,000 farm workers just in that area.

Some residents are against it.

They say undocumented workers are a big issue.

Betty Bowdish, Los Alamos resident, said, "I really don't like it. We've got a problem and I thought they were going to work on that problem."

John Polanskey, Director of Housing Development, said, "Documentation is required. It is federally funded as well as state funded, so yes."

The total cost of the project is around $12 million.

It's expected to be completed in 16 months.

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