Changing Neighborhoods & Affordability |

As DTLA vacancy rises, landlords increase breaks on rent, parking

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| New construction downtown is continuing to drive up supply, with the vacancy rate now hovering around 12 percent, says real estate research firm CoStar.

California's housing costs are driving its No. 1 poverty ranking

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The U.S. Census Bureau ranks California's poverty rate as the country's highest, when factoring in housing and other living costs.

Why SoCal is at a tipping point in its housing crisis

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KPCC is kicking off a three-day look at Southern California’s housing emergency. We’ve been at a crisis for years, but things are getting worse and impacting all our lives.

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Why are white people leaving this LA city?

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Cities with at least a 10 percent population of both white and non-white people are considered integrated but the mix is gradually disappearing in some L.A. cities.

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Spike in SoCal home sales is good news for sellers

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The California Association of Realtors said San Bernardino County saw the largest increase in the region — six percent — followed by Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Proposed affordable housing fee for LA developers advances

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The City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee voted unanimously to support a fee on developers to help pay for affordable housing.

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Homeowners in LA's hottest zip codes building most equity

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As L.A. property values continue to rise, a study finds areas like Venice and Culver City have an above-average share of homeowners building the most equity.

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Many renters plan to leave LA for cheaper cities, study says

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A higher percentage of renters in L.A. are planning on settling down elsewhere compared to the national average, according to Apartment List, a rental listing site.

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