SoCal's Housing Crisis |

Wages have gone up — but people still can't afford rent

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| Rents will keep rising over the next two years because the supply of apartments is tight and not enough new housing is being built, a USC study says.

LA developers could be required to pay an affordable housing fee

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The City Council's planning committee gave its final approval to a fee on developers that would help pay for subsidized housing.

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Brown signs 15 California affordable housing bills

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A long list of lawmakers and housing advocates lined up to cheer the legislation as a game-changer in California's quest to provide enough housing at reasonable prices. But all say the issue is far from solved.

Angelenos are fleeing high-cost California. Where are they going?

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They leave for cheaper homes, a better job market and, sometimes, no state income tax. Bye bye, Los Angeles. Hello, Las Vegas.

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Survey: Student debt blocking millennials from homeownership

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L.A.'s homeownership is among the lowest in the country — and student debt is partly to blame. A new survey found millennials delay homebuying because of their debt.

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California passed a new housing package. How much will it help?

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Here's what you can build with $250 million in one hand, and $3 billion in the other. And it's not an end to the state's housing crisis.

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California cities required to build more housing under key bill

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Under S.B. 35, California cities not meeting their state housing goals would be required to expedite some multi-family housing projects.

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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.

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