N.C. Department of Labor's Gold Star Grower Program is administered through its Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau of the Occupational Safety and Health Division.
The Gold Star Grower Housing Program recognizes growers who provide farmworker housing that meets and exceeds all of the requirements of the Migrant Housing Act of North Carolina. For more information about the Gold Star Grower Program, please call 919-707-7820.
Gold Star Grower Housing Program
How to be a Gold Star Grower
Register farmworker housing with the N.C. Department of Labor Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau at least 45 days prior to occupancy.
Have the local health department inspect and approve the water and septic systems at least 45 days prior to occupancy.
Have your housing 100 percent in compliance at the time of the preoccupancy inspection. Take steps to improve your housing—go beyond the requirements—to ensure that your housing is a Star site. Each grower determines the best way to provide Gold Star housing.
Ways to exceed the requirements include: additional showers; toilets; living space; refrigerators; stoves; air conditioning; washing machines and clothes dryers; dining table large enough for everyone; partitions between toilets in bathrooms; telephones; recreation areas such as soccer fields; and maintaining the housing throughout the season.
The following video, available in English and Spanish, contains additional information on the Gold Star Grower Housing Program.