Josie Huang

Asian American Communities Correspondent

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More Asian Americans live in L.A. County than any other county in the U.S. The communities are varied and complex and often invisible in the mainstream media. I tell the stories of recent immigrants and families who have been here for generations to answer the question: How do you navigate the intersection of being Asian and American and what impact does that have on L.A.’s future?

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Stories by Josie Huang

LA housing officials float plans to discourage evictions

Housing officials say evictions under the state's Ellis Act law are displacing hundreds of people in one of the country's toughest housing markets.

Look out, Panda Express. Here comes Ming Tsai

Celebrity chef Ming Tsai plans to open a new Asian fast-casual chain nationwide. "I’m going to do a better Panda Express, I hope," he said.

Los Angeles plans crackdown on Airbnb — and its hosts

The vacation-rental web giant and its hosts could be fined for failing to share information with the city and renting out property for more than 90 days a year.

Mayor's answer to high rents: Keep building, but smarter

Mayor Garcetti says the city needs to keep building housing, but zoning and development rules need to be updated and tailored to each pocket of the city.

LA County tackles homelessness in new budget

L.A. County is proposing to spend nearly $100 million on anti-homelessness initiatives next year. Some of that will be paid using state prison realignment funds.

LA's Koreatown is about to get more crowded

Koreatown is a prime spot for high-rise apartments thanks to its central location and access to transportation. But development can also mean congestion, pollution and gentrification.

Court ruling forces LA to cut back on 'granny flat' permits

Homeowners and builders are stuck in a holding pattern in this clash between strict local regulations and more lenient state laws.

LA leaders limit what homeless people can keep on streets

Under a new law, a homeless person can keep 60 gallons' worth of their belongings on the streets. That amount can roughly fit in a large recycling bin.

LGBT youth and seniors: A match made in housing heaven?

Hollywood will soon play home to the nation's first housing complex designed for LGBT seniors and youth, two populations that are vulnerable to homelessness.

One way to fund LA's homelessness fix: Tax pot

City officials need $2 billion to tackle homelessness. To pay for it, they're weighing a medical marijuana tax, a general obligation bond and new fees on developers.

Building a foundation to stop landlords making shoddy repairs

A new pilot program lets housing inspectors show up unannounced to check out tenant complaints without warning the landlord.

LA considers new rules on homeless people's property

City leaders say they're trying to strike a balance between keeping streets clean and safe and the rights of homeless people.

Are mega-developments the solution for LA's sky-high rents?

Over the next year L.A. voters will be asked to ponder this question, as builders, preservationists, labor leaders and affordable housing advocates make their case.

LA sued over seizure of homeless people's belongings

The plaintiffs say the city's removal of property is violating the constitutional rights of homeless people.

Micro-living in LA: Could you live in less than 400 sq. ft?

With housing costs soaring in L.A., more singles are turning to "micro-units," which are tiny apartments that can rent for as much as $2,000 a month.