Changing Neighborhoods & Affordability |

LA rents a bit more affordable in 2017, analyst says

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| The Los Angeles area posted an improvement in rental affordability after a decade of cost increases, according to the Legislative Analyst's Office.

A quest for vacancy data amid LA's housing crisis

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City planners say they are lacking the most accurate information to inform official decisions on whether to allow condominium conversions.

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LA landlords fight plan to make evictions harder

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Landlords say a proposal backed by the City Council housing chair to require just cause for evictions will only add to their legal hurdles and litigation costs.

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Pasadena short-term rental debate divides hosts

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Some hosts who list their temporary lodging units on sites like Airbnb are generally pleased with draft regulations on short-term rentals for Pasadena while others find them draconian.

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For housing affordability, LA is among country's worst

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Just a quarter of households in Los Angeles make enough money to afford a median-priced home, according to a new study from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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After Ghost Ship, LA targets illegal warehouse residences

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The city has filed criminal complaints against owners of three warehouses in downtown Los Angeles and near Chinatown and cited about 40 other properties for alleged safety and building violations.

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Blowback over LA limits on Airbnb and short-term rentals

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The city proposes a 180-day cap on rentals listed on Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms, pleasing no one. Airbnb critics want 90 days while hosts want no cap.

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In LA, mortgages eat up nearly half your income

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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.`

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