SoCal's Housing Crisis |

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.

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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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.

Renting and raving: Stories of #MyFirstRent

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We asked for memories of your first L.A. apartment and how much you paid in rent. You gave us tales of simpler times, shrinking space and rattlesnakes.

Living in tight spaces might address SoCal's housing crunch

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Creating more buildings with "micro" units smaller than 400 square feet might up the supply of homes in SoCal and lessen the demand and price of houses for everyone.

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How will a bill to cut red tape on housing projects affect Angelenos?

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Senate Bill 35, introduced by Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco), aims to streamline the housing approval process by cutting red tape for certain projects.

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