Josie Huang Correspondent
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
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.
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.
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.
A new pilot program lets housing inspectors show up unannounced to check out tenant complaints without warning the landlord.
City leaders say they're trying to strike a balance between keeping streets clean and safe and the rights of homeless people.
Over the next year L.A. voters will be asked to ponder this question, as builders, preservationists, labor leaders and affordable housing advocates make their case.
The plaintiffs say the city's removal of property is violating the constitutional rights of homeless people.
With housing costs soaring in L.A., more singles are turning to "micro-units," which are tiny apartments that can rent for as much as $2,000 a month.
Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach are the latest cities to crack down on short-term rentals popularized by sites such as Airbnb.
In LA's pricey real estate market, lower-income house hunters have it the worst. But some are finding luck with city and county loans. To qualify: Saturday school.
It was one of the few things L.A. landlords and tenants agreed on: A plan to legalize non-permitted apartments. But an affordability requirement has landlords crying foul.
Single women are the second-largest home-buying group after married couples, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Should LA ban jumbo housing complexes that violate zoning rules? Or should the city allow them if the builder kicks in some affordable housing? LA voters may decide.
The nonprofit Economic Roundtable has developed a tool that the county could use to determine which homeless people should get housing first.
There are more than 600,000 rent-controlled apartments in LA. But the city has no record of what each landlord charges in rent. The registry would change that.