Josie Huang


Contact Josie Huang

Josie Huang reports on religion, international affairs and diaspora for KPCC. She previously covered housing issues and immigration for the station. She grew up in Taiwan and Maryland, and worked in public radio and newspapers in New England before joining KPCC in 2012.

Stories by Josie Huang

LA affordable housing incentive program isn't working, audit finds

A new report from the City Controller's Office says the city's density bonus program needs a makeover.

Why your mortgage insurance isn't going to get cheaper

Put a small down payment on a house, and you're usually required to purchase mortgage insurance, which typically costs hundreds of dollars per month. An Obama plan to discount that insurance for FHA loans has been scrapped by the Trump Administration.

Women's March of Los Angeles fills Downtown streets with signs, songs

As the streets of Downtown LA filled with people, the march turned in to more of a stand-still rally.

Calif. housing activists protest Mnuchin confirmation

On the eve of Steven Mnuchin's confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary, LA protestors rallied outside his Bel Air home, denouncing his record.

Brown's budget calls for build-up of rainy day fund

Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to announce his budget proposal Tuesday against a backdrop of lower state revenues and threats of federal funding cuts.

LA warehouse closed after Oakland fire — others may follow

One Los Angeles warehouse has been closed and there may be other closings as city officials investigate buildings that may pose health and safety issues.

LA's plan of attack on unsafe housing

Following the deadly fire in Oakland, L.A.'s city attorney met with police and fire officials and the city's Building and Safety Department to find better ways to safeguard the city's buildings.

LA's 'hydra' of underground spaces braces for crackdown

LA city officials will discuss ways to rein in unpermitted and abandoned buildings, where artists and musicians sometimes live and perform.

Japanese-Americans stand with Muslims in wake of attacks

Japanese-Americans led a march through Little Tokyo on the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, calling for solidarity with Muslims.

Deadly Oakland fire sends alarms through LA

After more than 30 people died in an Oakland warehouse, L.A. officials are asking the public to report warehouses being used for concerts, parties and shelter.

Asian-American comics go from sideshow to main stage

After a year of getting sidelined in Hollywood, Asian-American comedians celebrate their first mainstage show at the popular Upright Citizens Brigade.

Controversial 'Reef' project in South LA gets green light from city

The $1.2 billion project includes more than 1,400 units of housing, a hotel, shopping and restaurants.

The art of housing creative Angelenos

The city of Los Angeles has partnered with a builder to develop a 72-unit artist colony in Hollywood to provide more affordable housing.

Thousands headed for Airbnb global conference in DTLA

Airbnb hosts and fans will turn out in big numbers for the company's 3rd annual conference. Activists, who will protest outside, say home sharing has made L.A.'s housing shortage worse.

LA housing measure forces city, developers to adapt

Measure JJJ will require more affordable housing in new LA developments, but one builder says he's already cancelled a project because it'll be too expensive.