SoCal's Housing Crisis |

Crenshaw Line shows transit cuts two ways in housing crisis

LA Department of City Planning
| 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.

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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Some blame this law for California's housing crisis

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The tax measure helps homeowners by limiting how much their property taxes can grow. But its detractors say it's causing the housing crisis.

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How an environment law hurts the housing market

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CEQA – the California Environmental Quality Act – is being used to slow down developments for reasons other than the environment, say developers. And that's throttling the supply of homes.

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Nonprofit, commercial developers discuss their roles in the future of LA housing

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There’s been a longstanding battle between commercial and nonprofit developers in Los Angeles. A package of housing bills has brought up numerous debates on how to tackle the crisis.

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Map: How much of your income goes to rent?

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For years, financial planners used that 30 percent threshold as a rule of thumb for renters: no more than 30 percent of your gross income should go to rent. But for many these days, with rents higher than they've ever been in Southern California, the 30 percent rule is a distant fantasy, and Southern Californian renters are having to adapt.