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Josie Huang covers housing and changing neighborhoods for KPCC. Huang previously reported and produced for KPCC's Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show. She is a former reporter and co-host of the evening drive-time news show for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Prior to radio, she reported for dailies in Maine and Massachusetts. Assignments have taken her to Central America’s largest dump, a coastal Mississippi town recovering from Hurricane Katrina and the US-Canada border, which American seniors were crossing to buy cheaper prescription drugs. She grew up in Taiwan and Maryland, and attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.


Stories by Josie Huang

Baby boomers hold tight to their homes

More baby boomers are staying in their homes instead of moving to condos or apartments — and that's making SoCal's housing shortage worse.

LA kids grow up more segregated than their parents

A new study looked at 100 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, and found that more parents are moving so their kids can attend the best schools.

A sign of gentrification: The vanishing LA laundromat

Lucy's Laundromat in Echo Park is the latest coin-operated laundry to close in the face of redevelopment. Residents say family-owned businesses are disappearing.

LA housing officials float plans to discourage evictions

Housing officials say evictions under the state's Ellis Act law are displacing hundreds of people in one of the country's toughest housing markets.

Look out, Panda Express. Here comes Ming Tsai

Celebrity chef Ming Tsai plans to open a new Asian fast-casual chain nationwide. "I’m going to do a better Panda Express, I hope," he said.

Los Angeles plans crackdown on Airbnb — and its hosts

The vacation-rental web giant and its hosts could be fined for failing to share information with the city and renting out property for more than 90 days a year.

Mayor's answer to high rents: Keep building, but smarter

Mayor Garcetti says the city needs to keep building housing, but zoning and development rules need to be updated and tailored to each pocket of the city.

LA County tackles homelessness in new budget

L.A. County is proposing to spend nearly $100 million on anti-homelessness initiatives next year. Some of that will be paid using state prison realignment funds.

LA's Koreatown is about to get more crowded

Koreatown is a prime spot for high-rise apartments thanks to its central location and access to transportation. But development can also mean congestion, pollution and gentrification.

Court ruling forces LA to cut back on 'granny flat' permits

Homeowners and builders are stuck in a holding pattern in this clash between strict local regulations and more lenient state laws.

LA leaders limit what homeless people can keep on streets

Under a new law, a homeless person can keep 60 gallons' worth of their belongings on the streets. That amount can roughly fit in a large recycling bin.

LGBT youth and seniors: A match made in housing heaven?

Hollywood will soon play home to the nation's first housing complex designed for LGBT seniors and youth, two populations that are vulnerable to homelessness.

One way to fund LA's homelessness fix: Tax pot

City officials need $2 billion to tackle homelessness. To pay for it, they're weighing a medical marijuana tax, a general obligation bond and new fees on developers.

Building a foundation to stop landlords making shoddy repairs

A new pilot program lets housing inspectors show up unannounced to check out tenant complaints without warning the landlord.

LA considers new rules on homeless people's property

City leaders say they're trying to strike a balance between keeping streets clean and safe and the rights of homeless people.