SoCal's Housing Crisis |

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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Born out of housing crisis, YIMBYs embrace more development

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In Los Angeles, YIMBYs — as the "Yes in My Backyard" proponents call themselves — are hoping to convince Angelenos to support their "build everything" agenda.

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Felines, fire and a 'phantom': SoCal shares roommate stories

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One way for someone to withstand the cost of living in Southern California is finding a roommate. However, as these stories from listeners can attest, actually sharing space with another person can offer a different set of challenges.

How LA negotiates commute time with the increasing cost of housing

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A recent New York Times piece by Conor Dougherty follows the commute of a middle-class woman who wakes up at 2:15am in her affordable Stockton home to take two trains and a bus to her job in San Francisco.

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How much can a $4 billion affordable housing bond do?

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On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders reached a deal on Senate Bill 3 from Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose), which puts a $4 billion bond for affordable housing on the 2018 statewide ballot.

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