Josie Huang Senior Reporter
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
Those planning L.A.'s 2024 bid to host the Olympics say they are eyeing a few downtown parcels in their plan to build a 100+ acre Olympic Village to house athletes.
Mayor Garcetti said he wants to make it easier for builders to start housing projects and is working to speed up the planning process at City Hall.
The vast majority of people commenting at a hearing Tuesday told city officials that professional short-term rental companies are driving up rents and ruining neighborhoods.
City planners say their plan to require live/work lofts in industrial areas like the Arts District will retain the area's creative class. Others aren't so sure.
A study of public assistance records for more than 900,000 county residents who've been homeless in recent years found that nearly half were children.
On Tuesday, L.A. officials will open a debate over regulating short-term rentals. A potential crackdown is already dividing the industry.
The commission voted unanimously in favor of zoning changes that will curb riverfront development in the northeast L.A. neighborhood.
A group of low-income residents and their advocates is suing the city, saying it's effectively blocking the development of affordable housing.
City officials promise to pony up $10 million to leverage $50 million from a consortium of lenders to buy land for new affordable housing projects.
The Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates as early as next month. That would mean larger mortgage payments for homeowners.
Stagnant incomes and high real estate prices make LA more unaffordable than any other metropolitan area in the country. Only 46 percent of residents own a home.
Over the years, LA renters have fought for affordable housing in small neighborhood groups and sporadic protests. Now some are merging into a citywide tenants union.
Mayor Garcetti wants L.A. to collect lodging tax on Airbnb bookings, and use the money to build housing. A group of council members pressed pause on that idea Monday.
The contracts were signed years ago. They require landlords to give low-income tenants a deal on their rent. But thousands of them expire in the next few years.
The head of USC's Lusk Center for Real Estate takes a 1-year appointment advising HUD on housing finance.