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
The average price of a home in California is more than twice the national average. But it wasn't always this way.
Homelessness in Los Angeles County rose by nearly 6 percent over the past year, according to new numbers released by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
Homelessness rose by 35 percent in the San Fernando Valley, when most other areas saw slight increases or even decreases.
Across Los Angeles, homes are being torn down and replaced with bigger houses, called "McMansions" by some.
Complaints about outsized homes have been growing so the city may scale back or eliminate provisions that can lead to outsize homes.
Realtors say that Baby Boomers' decision to stay longer in their homes is having a major impact on the entire housing market
More baby boomers are staying in their homes instead of moving to condos or apartments — and that's making SoCal's housing shortage worse.
A new study looked at 100 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, and found that more parents are moving so their kids can attend the best schools.
Lucy's Laundromat in Echo Park is the latest coin-operated laundry to close in the face of redevelopment. Residents say family-owned businesses are disappearing.
Housing officials say evictions under the state's Ellis Act law are displacing hundreds of people in one of the country's toughest housing markets.
Celebrity chef Ming Tsai plans to open a new Asian fast-casual chain nationwide. "I’m going to do a better Panda Express, I hope," he said.
The vacation-rental web giant and its hosts could be fined for failing to share information with the city and renting out property for more than 90 days a year.
Mayor Garcetti says the city needs to keep building housing, but zoning and development rules need to be updated and tailored to each pocket of the city.
L.A. County is proposing to spend nearly $100 million on anti-homelessness initiatives next year. Some of that will be paid using state prison realignment funds.
Koreatown is a prime spot for high-rise apartments thanks to its central location and access to transportation. But development can also mean congestion, pollution and gentrification.