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
Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach are the latest cities to crack down on short-term rentals popularized by sites such as Airbnb.
In LA's pricey real estate market, lower-income house hunters have it the worst. But some are finding luck with city and county loans. To qualify: Saturday school.
It was one of the few things L.A. landlords and tenants agreed on: A plan to legalize non-permitted apartments. But an affordability requirement has landlords crying foul.
Single women are the second-largest home-buying group after married couples, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Should LA ban jumbo housing complexes that violate zoning rules? Or should the city allow them if the builder kicks in some affordable housing? LA voters may decide.
The nonprofit Economic Roundtable has developed a tool that the county could use to determine which homeless people should get housing first.
There are more than 600,000 rent-controlled apartments in LA. But the city has no record of what each landlord charges in rent. The registry would change that.
The share of homeowners in Los Angeles making over $100,000 was 40 percent in 2014, up from 27 percent in 2000.
Local authorities are investing in rapid re-housing, which provides rental assistance with newly homeless people. The idea is to get people back to self-sufficiency quickly.
City and county officials affirm their commitment to ending homelessness, but say they will need to find more revenues to fund their plans for the long-term.
At seven AMC theaters in the U.S., movie-goers can see English and Chinese versions of the film. Four of those theaters are in Southern California.
City shelters euthanize about a quarter of the animals annually. "No kill" advocates say landlords could reduce the number of surrendered animals by allowing pets.
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.
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.
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.