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
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.
The L.A. City Attorney on Thursday announced charges against two men who collected fees for loan modifications without doing the work.
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.
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.
A new city report shows Los Angeles needs to sharply increase how much it spends annually to properly address homelessness crisis.
The plan aims to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place, seeking to find them jobs and subsidizing housing.
As residents scramble to find temporary housing in nearby communities, they are considering rental homes listed for more than $7,000 per month.
The heavy rain collapsed tents, wheres some homeless people continue to live. Many refuse to go to shelters, claiming the conditions there are worse.
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.
Thousands of new apartments are expected to come online in the tight Los Angeles rental market next year, but rents are still expected to rise.
The emergency shelter at a Highland Park church bumps up against a priority in the city to fund long-term housing. Meanwhile, thousands remain on the streets.
Home-sharing giant Airbnb is the target of a lawsuit brought by five tenants who say they were kicked out of their Fairfax District apartments so their landlords could rent the units on the company's website for more money.
A group of Los Angeles tenants are suing Airbnb, saying they lost their apartments when their landlords converted them into short-term rentals.
Real estate watchers say homebuyers are rushing to lock in mortgages as interest rates begin to inch up.
Local homeless service providers are looking for overflow space to accommodate the people looking for protection from cold rains.