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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's rental market tightens; vacancy rate falls to 2.7 percent

Less than 3 percent of the apartments and rental homes in L.A. are empty, according to new Census figures. Low supply, and high demand usually mean price increases.

Alone in US, Chinese teens seek diplomas, independence

More than 23,000 Chinese teens are studying in U.S., hoping to better their chances to attend American colleges and happy to avoid the dreaded Chinese entrance exam.

Los Angeles wants Olympic athletes in UCLA dorms for 2024

Will Olympic athletes be heading to the UCLA dorms in 2024? The Olympic committee decides on the host city next year, but L.A. is adding a collegiate approach to its bid.

LA weighs rules to make infill developments more attractive

Clusters of modern townhomes are popping up in LA neighborhoods alongside bungalows. Critics say they should blend better. The city wants public input on new rules.

Wal-Mart leaves behind LA's Chinatown - and mixed emotions

The retail giant fought to open its first store in downtown Los Angeles in 2013, but pulled up stakes less than three years later.

US representatives Waters, Chu join fight to stop Keiro sale

Two members of Congress are joining with activists to oppose the sale of a senior health care nonprofit serving elderly Japanese-Americans.

Los Angeles weighs in on homelessness in doubleheader meetings

Residents packed county and city meetings Wednesday. In L.A. leaders confronted a new report that estimates L.A. must spend $1.85 billion to address homelessness.

LA homeowners falling prey to loan modification scams

The L.A. City Attorney on Thursday announced charges against two men who collected fees for loan modifications without doing the work.

City, county of Los Angeles plan joint attacks on homelessness

Los Angeles and L.A. County are each holding a meeting Wednesday, inviting the public to weigh in on their respective plans to end homelessness.

Without shelter space, LA's homeless turn to tents

What to do with LA's homeless tent encampments was a big topic for local officials in 2015. And this year, as heavy El Nino rains hit, the problem's only grown.

Report: LA must spend $1.8+ billion to fight homelessness

A new city report shows Los Angeles needs to sharply increase how much it spends annually to properly address homelessness crisis.

Los Angeles County rolls out plan to tackle homelessness

The plan aims to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place, seeking to find them jobs and subsidizing housing.

Porter Ranch families face low housing supply, sky-high rents

As residents scramble to find temporary housing in nearby communities, they are considering rental homes listed for more than $7,000 per month.

El Niño rains battering tent encampments

The heavy rain collapsed tents, wheres some homeless people continue to live. Many refuse to go to shelters, claiming the conditions there are worse.

El Niño is 'crazy good' business for roofers, gutter installers

Easy Flow Raingutters in Thousand Oaks reports getting 30 to 50 calls a day in recent weeks and is looking to up its staff to meet the demand. They're not alone in the extra business.