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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

More apartments coming in 2016, but rents expected to rise

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.

LA's homeless crisis gives rise to unconventional shelters

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.

Tenants sue over Airbnb conversion in LA

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.

Airbnb sued in latest row over homesharing in LA

A group of Los Angeles tenants are suing Airbnb, saying they lost their apartments when their landlords converted them into short-term rentals.

Climbing interest rates spur some homebuyers to action

Real estate watchers say homebuyers are rushing to lock in mortgages as interest rates begin to inch up.

Before El Niño hits, a scramble to find shelter beds

Local homeless service providers are looking for overflow space to accommodate the people looking for protection from cold rains.

Lack of Asian-American foster parents leads to new outreach

Not enough Asian-American families are available to foster the some 800 children of Asian descent in LA County's foster care system.

What we know about the victims of the San Bernardino attack

Here are the stories of the 14 killed in the San Bernardino shooting, as well as information on the 21 who were hospitalized.

LA's housing panel finalizes the rules for seismic retrofits

The city's housing committee unanimously decided landlords and tenants would split the costs. Monthly rent hikes would be capped at $38, and spread over 10 years.

San Bernardino shooting: Multiple vigils follow shooting

Lighted candles scented San Manuel Stadium as a roster of clergy and government officials took to the podium Thursday at the San Manuel 66ers Stadium.

LA may have to pay millions to Section 8 housing recipients

A federal court of appeals ruled that the city of Los Angeles had failed to properly notify low-income renters of cuts to their housing subsidies.

Tenants in single-room units sue to improve conditions

Residents at Skid Row's Madison Hotel say the cheap rent has kept them off the streets. Now they're suing their landlord as conditions in the building have worsened.

In San Marino election, mansionization is top worry

Most of the candidates running for city council are against teardowns and the construction of bigger, taller houses. Longtime residents and newcomers, many from China, are split.

LA County approves $300 million affordable housing plan

The county will launch the plan with $20 million in 2016, and ramp up funding each year. By the year 2020, it will spend $100 million annually on affordable housing.

Garcetti proposes developer fees to fund affordable housing

The fees would be used to build and preserve low-cost apartment units in LA to keep low-income residents from becoming homeless.