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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

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.

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.