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 weighs rules to make infill developments more attractive

Clusters of modern townhomes are popping up in LA neighborhoods alongside bungalows. Critics say they should blend better. The city wants public input on new rules.

Wal-Mart leaves behind LA's Chinatown - and mixed emotions

The retail giant fought to open its first store in downtown Los Angeles in 2013, but pulled up stakes less than three years later.

US representatives Waters, Chu join fight to stop Keiro sale

Two members of Congress are joining with activists to oppose the sale of a senior health care nonprofit serving elderly Japanese-Americans.

Los Angeles weighs in on homelessness in doubleheader meetings

Residents packed county and city meetings Wednesday. In L.A. leaders confronted a new report that estimates L.A. must spend $1.85 billion to address homelessness.

LA homeowners falling prey to loan modification scams

The L.A. City Attorney on Thursday announced charges against two men who collected fees for loan modifications without doing the work.

City, county of Los Angeles plan joint attacks on homelessness

Los Angeles and L.A. County are each holding a meeting Wednesday, inviting the public to weigh in on their respective plans to end homelessness.

Without shelter space, LA's homeless turn to tents

What to do with LA's homeless tent encampments was a big topic for local officials in 2015. And this year, as heavy El Nino rains hit, the problem's only grown.

Report: LA must spend $1.8+ billion to fight homelessness

A new city report shows Los Angeles needs to sharply increase how much it spends annually to properly address homelessness crisis.

Los Angeles County rolls out plan to tackle homelessness

The plan aims to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place, seeking to find them jobs and subsidizing housing.

Porter Ranch families face low housing supply, sky-high rents

As residents scramble to find temporary housing in nearby communities, they are considering rental homes listed for more than $7,000 per month.

El Niño rains battering tent encampments

The heavy rain collapsed tents, wheres some homeless people continue to live. Many refuse to go to shelters, claiming the conditions there are worse.

El Niño is 'crazy good' business for roofers, gutter installers

Easy Flow Raingutters in Thousand Oaks reports getting 30 to 50 calls a day in recent weeks and is looking to up its staff to meet the demand. They're not alone in the extra business.

More apartments coming in 2016, but rents expected to rise

Thousands of new apartments are expected to come online in the tight Los Angeles rental market next year, but rents are still expected to rise.

LA's homeless crisis gives rise to unconventional shelters

The emergency shelter at a Highland Park church bumps up against a priority in the city to fund long-term housing. Meanwhile, thousands remain on the streets.

Tenants sue over Airbnb conversion in LA

Home-sharing giant Airbnb is the target of a lawsuit brought by five tenants who say they were kicked out of their Fairfax District apartments so their landlords could rent the units on the company's website for more money.