Josie Huang Correspondent
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
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.
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.
“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.
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.
A new report from the City Controller's Office says the city's density bonus program needs a makeover.
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.
As the streets of Downtown LA filled with people, the march turned in to more of a stand-still rally.
On the eve of Steven Mnuchin's confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary, LA protestors rallied outside his Bel Air home, denouncing his record.
Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to announce his budget proposal Tuesday against a backdrop of lower state revenues and threats of federal funding cuts.
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.
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 city officials will discuss ways to rein in unpermitted and abandoned buildings, where artists and musicians sometimes live and perform.
Japanese-Americans led a march through Little Tokyo on the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, calling for solidarity with Muslims.
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.
After a year of getting sidelined in Hollywood, Asian-American comedians celebrate their first mainstage show at the popular Upright Citizens Brigade.