Josie Huang


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Josie Huang covers housing and changing neighborhoods for KPCC. She last reported for and co-hosted the evening news show for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Prior to radio, she wrote 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 Maryland and Taiwan.

Stories by Josie Huang

CA lawmakers try again to tackle affordable housing

The Legislature takes up 130 housing bills this session — a testament, leaders say, to the seriousness of the state's housing crisis. But will they get passed?

Apartment auctions hit LA's tight rental market

Companies like Rentberry and Property Connect have created digital tools that let landlords and property managers rent to the highest — or best — bidder.

LA metro area posted dip in housing unit building permits

Permits for housing units declined in 2016, reversing what had been a steady post-recession recovery for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area.

A move to tighten Ellis Act eviction rules

The housing committee for the LA City Council has approved a proposal that would require property owners to file status reports on the units they've vacated.

New rules seek to spare historic LA homes from wrecking ball

Historic homes facing demolition may get longer reprieve under a proposal going before the City Council's planning panel.

Attorney general orders crackdown on 'sanctuary cities'

The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including L.A., New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Boyle Heights tenants fight double-digit rent increases

An apartment building near Mariachi Plaza building is the latest front in the battle over housing affordability in Boyle Heights.

5 tips for home buying success this spring

Low inventory, rising interest rates and other factors are combining to make this spring the toughest for homebuyers since the recession, according to the California Association of Realtors.

Los Angeles debating size of 'granny flats'

City Council members can't agree on how large the backyard units should be and where they should be allowed. But they're seen as one solution to the housing crunch.

New exhibit explores 'What does Asian American mean today'

The civil rights movement helped African Americans and Latinos shape new identities in the '60s. Now, one exhibit is shining a light on the Asian American movement.

CA's top judge asks ICE to stop 'stalking' courthouses

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote to the Trump administration Thursday, asking that federal agents stop arresting immigrants at state courthouses.

Garcetti bans private talks between developers and planning commissioners

Mayor Eric Garcetti said he wants to create more transparency in the city's planning process by barring planning commissioners from holding ex parte meetings with developers.

Why did Measure S lose so badly?

Polling ahead of the election showed that those opposed to Measure S felt more definitively than those in support.

At LAX, attorneys prepare before new travel ban takes effect

President Trump's revised travel ban gets implemented on March 16, but legal advocates make themselves available early at LAX.

Your quick guide to Measure S

Heading into Tuesday's election, we give you the basic rundown on the ways Measure S would restrict development.