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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 Koreatown is about to get more crowded

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.

Court ruling forces LA to cut back on 'granny flat' permits

Homeowners and builders are stuck in a holding pattern in this clash between strict local regulations and more lenient state laws.

LA leaders limit what homeless people can keep on streets

Under a new law, a homeless person can keep 60 gallons' worth of their belongings on the streets. That amount can roughly fit in a large recycling bin.

LGBT youth and seniors: A match made in housing heaven?

Hollywood will soon play home to the nation's first housing complex designed for LGBT seniors and youth, two populations that are vulnerable to homelessness.

One way to fund LA's homelessness fix: Tax pot

City officials need $2 billion to tackle homelessness. To pay for it, they're weighing a medical marijuana tax, a general obligation bond and new fees on developers.

Building a foundation to stop landlords making shoddy repairs

A new pilot program lets housing inspectors show up unannounced to check out tenant complaints without warning the landlord.

LA considers new rules on homeless people's property

City leaders say they're trying to strike a balance between keeping streets clean and safe and the rights of homeless people.

Are mega-developments the solution for LA's sky-high rents?

Over the next year L.A. voters will be asked to ponder this question, as builders, preservationists, labor leaders and affordable housing advocates make their case.

LA sued over seizure of homeless people's belongings

The plaintiffs say the city's removal of property is violating the constitutional rights of homeless people.

Micro-living in LA: Could you live in less than 400 sq. ft?

With housing costs soaring in L.A., more singles are turning to "micro-units," which are tiny apartments that can rent for as much as $2,000 a month.

South Bay beach cities staring down short-term rentals

Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach are the latest cities to crack down on short-term rentals popularized by sites such as Airbnb.

How an 8-hour class is making homeownership possible

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.

The fight over legalizing bootleg apartments

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.

Southern California realtors eye single female homebuyers

Single women are the second-largest home-buying group after married couples, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Q&A: 2 ballot proposals take aim at mega-developments

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.