SoCal's Housing Crisis |

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.

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.

Why SoCal is at a tipping point in its housing crisis

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KPCC is kicking off a three-day look at Southern California’s housing emergency. We’ve been at a crisis for years, but things are getting worse and impacting all our lives.

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#MyFirstRent: I lived in a hostel for $900 a month

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We're looking for your stories about the first place you lived in Los Angeles and how much you paid for rent. Read a story from one of KPCC's own, and share yours!

Spike in SoCal home sales is good news for sellers

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The California Association of Realtors said San Bernardino County saw the largest increase in the region — six percent — followed by Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Proposed affordable housing fee for LA developers advances

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The City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee voted unanimously to support a fee on developers to help pay for affordable housing.

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