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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

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.

Are mega-developments the solution for LA's sky-high rents?

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.

LA sued over seizure of homeless people's belongings

The plaintiffs say the city's removal of property is violating the constitutional rights of homeless people.

Micro-living in LA: Could you live in less than 400 sq. ft?

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.

South Bay beach cities staring down short-term rentals

Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach are the latest cities to crack down on short-term rentals popularized by sites such as Airbnb.

How an 8-hour class is making homeownership possible

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.

The fight over legalizing bootleg apartments

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.

Southern California realtors eye single female homebuyers

Single women are the second-largest home-buying group after married couples, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Q&A: 2 ballot proposals take aim at mega-developments

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.

LA homelessness: Picking who gets housing first

The nonprofit Economic Roundtable has developed a tool that the county could use to determine which homeless people should get housing first.

Q&A: What to know about LA's planned rent registry

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.

More homeowners in LA have incomes over $100,000

The share of homeowners in Los Angeles making over $100,000 was 40 percent in 2014, up from 27 percent in 2000.

For the newly homeless, some help with the rent

Local authorities are investing in rapid re-housing, which provides rental assistance with newly homeless people. The idea is to get people back to self-sufficiency quickly.

LA homelessness: City, county pass plans. Now what?

City and county officials affirm their commitment to ending homelessness, but say they will need to find more revenues to fund their plans for the long-term.

'Kung Fu Panda 3' lures Chinese-speaking audience in US

At seven AMC theaters in the U.S., movie-goers can see English and Chinese versions of the film. Four of those theaters are in Southern California.