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Josie Huang covers housing and changing neighborhoods for KPCC. She last reported for and co-hosted the evening news show for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Prior to radio, she wrote 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 Maryland and Taiwan.


Stories by Josie Huang

LA's most blighted apartments will be inspected more often

On Tuesday, the LA City Council passed a law that requires so called "problem properties" be inspected every two years, instead of the usual four.

Measure S campaigns ramp up ahead of March election

If passed, construction developments that exceed LA's current zoning rules would be banned for 2 years. Supporters say it would stop developers from ramming construction into already-packed parts of the city. Opponents say a ban would mean less housing supply and higher rents.

SoCal's housing shortage puts the squeeze on workers

“We have fallen way behind in terms of being able to build and develop the number of homes we need every year,” said a state official who oversees housing.

ACLU wins release of LAX detainees, but says others still held

An unknown number of people still have not been released by border agents at LAX, attorneys say, as President Trump's immigration order is enforced.

LA affordable housing incentive program isn't working, audit finds

A new report from the City Controller's Office says the city's density bonus program needs a makeover.

Why your mortgage insurance isn't going to get cheaper

Put a small down payment on a house, and you're usually required to purchase mortgage insurance, which typically costs hundreds of dollars per month. An Obama plan to discount that insurance for FHA loans has been scrapped by the Trump Administration.

Women's March of Los Angeles fills Downtown streets with signs, songs

As the streets of Downtown LA filled with people, the march turned in to more of a stand-still rally.

Calif. housing activists protest Mnuchin confirmation

On the eve of Steven Mnuchin's confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary, LA protestors rallied outside his Bel Air home, denouncing his record.

Brown's budget calls for build-up of rainy day fund

Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to announce his budget proposal Tuesday against a backdrop of lower state revenues and threats of federal funding cuts.

LA warehouse closed after Oakland fire — others may follow

One Los Angeles warehouse has been closed and there may be other closings as city officials investigate buildings that may pose health and safety issues.

LA's plan of attack on unsafe housing

Following the deadly fire in Oakland, L.A.'s city attorney met with police and fire officials and the city's Building and Safety Department to find better ways to safeguard the city's buildings.

LA's 'hydra' of underground spaces braces for crackdown

LA city officials will discuss ways to rein in unpermitted and abandoned buildings, where artists and musicians sometimes live and perform.

Japanese-Americans stand with Muslims in wake of attacks

Japanese-Americans led a march through Little Tokyo on the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, calling for solidarity with Muslims.

Deadly Oakland fire sends alarms through LA

After more than 30 people died in an Oakland warehouse, L.A. officials are asking the public to report warehouses being used for concerts, parties and shelter.

Asian-American comics go from sideshow to main stage

After a year of getting sidelined in Hollywood, Asian-American comedians celebrate their first mainstage show at the popular Upright Citizens Brigade.