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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

'Bad' loans dog homeowners years after housing crisis

More than half of today's foreclosures originated with loans made in the heady years before the housing bubble burst, according to RealtyTrac's Daren Blomquist.

Scientists document vanishing trees, greenery from LA area

Trees and other greenery in the single-family neighborhoods of the Los Angeles area fell between 14 and 55 percent between 2000 and 2009.

LA considers tenant harassment crackdown

Housing advocates say landlords are pressuring tenants to move out through different means, including by refusing to make repairs.

LA affordable housing fee called 'a freight train'

Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the City Council in his State of the City speech to impose a fee on developers for affordable housing. But not all in the city are on board.

At LA town hall, Sen. Feinstein grilled on health care, Syria and Trump

Hundreds filled First AME Church in South Los Angeles to lob questions at California senior senator and question if she's tough enough on President Trump.

14,000 affordable rentals could vanish from LA County

The below-market rental units could be converted to market-rate apartments, according to one projection. The county will consider how to keep them affordable.

CA lawmakers try again to tackle affordable housing

The Legislature takes up 130 housing bills this session — a testament, leaders say, to the seriousness of the state's housing crisis. But will they get passed?

Apartment auctions hit LA's tight rental market

Companies like Rentberry and Property Connect have created digital tools that let landlords and property managers rent to the highest — or best — bidder.

LA metro area posted dip in housing unit building permits

Permits for housing units declined in 2016, reversing what had been a steady post-recession recovery for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area.

A move to tighten Ellis Act eviction rules

The housing committee for the LA City Council has approved a proposal that would require property owners to file status reports on the units they've vacated.

New rules seek to spare historic LA homes from wrecking ball

Historic homes facing demolition may get longer reprieve under a proposal going before the City Council's planning panel.

Attorney general orders crackdown on 'sanctuary cities'

The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including L.A., New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Boyle Heights tenants fight double-digit rent increases

An apartment building near Mariachi Plaza building is the latest front in the battle over housing affordability in Boyle Heights.

5 tips for home buying success this spring

Low inventory, rising interest rates and other factors are combining to make this spring the toughest for homebuyers since the recession, according to the California Association of Realtors.

Los Angeles debating size of 'granny flats'

City Council members can't agree on how large the backyard units should be and where they should be allowed. But they're seen as one solution to the housing crunch.