Josie Huang


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Josie Huang reports on religion, international affairs and diaspora for KPCC. She previously covered housing issues and immigration for the station. She grew up in Taiwan and Maryland, and worked in public radio and newspapers in New England before joining KPCC in 2012.

Stories by Josie Huang

What should be the regulations for Airbnb in LA?

As Los Angeles moves closer to finalizing new regulations for short-term rentals, a major dispute has emerged: how many rental days should a property be allowed?

In LA, mortgages eat up nearly half your income

Zillow says Angelenos making the city's median income would have to put 47 percent of their earnings toward monthly mortgage payments to afford a home.`

Airbnb in LA: Should rental days be capped?

In Los Angeles, the biggest point of contention over short-term rental regulations is over how many days hosts should be allowed to rent out their properties.

SF moves to house teachers, but LA knows it's not so easy

A recent report by Trulia found that teachers in Los Angeles can only afford to buy 17 percent of the homes on the market.

A solution to LA's housing crunch? 5 things to know

Are "granny flats," you know a little studio, or maybe a garage that can be converted into a separate living space, the solution to LA's housing crunch?

Echo Park neighbors win landmark nomination battle

Residents are fighting demolition of old properties by nominating the buildings as historic-cultural landmarks. One effort won City Council support Tuesday.

LA's affordable housing projects struggle under Trump administration

Tax credits once sold to investors to help fund affordable housing projects have decreased in value since President Trump's election.

Outside of LA County cities, tenants want limits on higher rents

In unincorporated areas like East Los Angeles that are beyond the boundaries of Los Angeles County cities, landlords are buying up properties and raising the rents.

A new framework for legitimizing LA’s illegal apartments

City officials approved a plan to legalize unpermitted units — as long as landlords provide affordable housing. They say it'll help the city's housing crunch.

Most LA homes still valued below housing bubble peaks

In Los Angeles County, just a third of homes are worth more than they were at pre-recession peaks. In Orange County, this is less than a quarter. And in the Inland Empire, it's just 3 percent.

Councilmember seeks Silver Lake, Echo Park building restrictions

Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell is proposing stricter building regulations for parts of Silver Lake and Echo Park, both part of his district.

Bill would block CA landlords from threatening tenants with deportation

A bill from Assemblymember David Chiu, D-San Francisco, would bar landlords from making threats against tenants using their undocumented immigration status.

'Bad' loans dog homeowners years after housing crisis

More than half of today's foreclosures originated with loans made in the heady years before the housing bubble burst, according to RealtyTrac's Daren Blomquist.

Scientists document vanishing trees, greenery from LA area

Trees and other greenery in the single-family neighborhoods of the Los Angeles area fell between 14 and 55 percent between 2000 and 2009.

LA considers tenant harassment crackdown

Housing advocates say landlords are pressuring tenants to move out through different means, including by refusing to make repairs.