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
Some of the mailers looked like eviction notices. Others featured the mayor, former mayor, and President Donald Trump. City and county officials have accused the Measure S campaign of misleading the public, while campaign officials defended the mailers as free speech.
Measure S is rooted in a disagreement over the impact of new housing on L.A. rents. Supporters say luxury developments make housing more expensive, and they want to stop construction. Opponents point to the city's housing shortage, arguing any construction adds to supply.
The Yes on Measure S campaign sent LA residents mailers last week that were designed to look like eviction notices from the sheriff's department. The county says the mailers are deceptive, but Measure S organizers say they stand by the mailers.
State Sen. Kamala Harris, business leaders and immigration experts cite economic contributions of foreign-born workers in California.
A new economic report shows that L.A. County has regained all of the jobs it lost during the Great Recession, but most of those jobs are in the food services industry, which pays about $20,000 per year.
The Japanese American National Museum will feature Executive Order 9066, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed to authorize the internment of 120,000 people of Japanese descent.
In L.A.'s hot rental market, some landlords are offering cash to tenants if they agree to move out. That clears the way for richer tenants who will pay higher rents. The city wants renters to know they can refuse the money and stay put.
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.