SoCal's Housing Crisis |

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.

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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Crenshaw Line shows transit cuts two ways in housing crisis

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Neighborhoods around the Crenshaw district are preparing for a new rail line connecting the city to LAX in 2019, but rising values can price out residents.

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How affordable housing keeps LA economically segregated

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The vast majority of housing for low-income renters in Los Angeles has been built in the county's very poorest neighborhoods. The research says that's a problem.

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More evidence of the construction worker shortage

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Nearly 80 percent of California construction firms say they plan to expand their crews in the coming year, despite a shortage of skilled workers in the job pool.

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The pros and cons of a real estate document fee

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As the state of California works to mitigate a crippling housing crisis, a package of bills is working its way through the legislature that aims to move forward on several solutions to the problem.

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