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

Airbnb sued in latest row over homesharing in LA

A group of Los Angeles tenants are suing Airbnb, saying they lost their apartments when their landlords converted them into short-term rentals.

Climbing interest rates spur some homebuyers to action

Real estate watchers say homebuyers are rushing to lock in mortgages as interest rates begin to inch up.

Before El Niño hits, a scramble to find shelter beds

Local homeless service providers are looking for overflow space to accommodate the people looking for protection from cold rains.

Lack of Asian-American foster parents leads to new outreach

Not enough Asian-American families are available to foster the some 800 children of Asian descent in LA County's foster care system.

What we know about the victims of the San Bernardino attack

Here are the stories of the 14 killed in the San Bernardino shooting, as well as information on the 21 who were hospitalized.

LA's housing panel finalizes the rules for seismic retrofits

The city's housing committee unanimously decided landlords and tenants would split the costs. Monthly rent hikes would be capped at $38, and spread over 10 years.

San Bernardino shooting: Multiple vigils follow shooting

Lighted candles scented San Manuel Stadium as a roster of clergy and government officials took to the podium Thursday at the San Manuel 66ers Stadium.

LA may have to pay millions to Section 8 housing recipients

A federal court of appeals ruled that the city of Los Angeles had failed to properly notify low-income renters of cuts to their housing subsidies.

Tenants in single-room units sue to improve conditions

Residents at Skid Row's Madison Hotel say the cheap rent has kept them off the streets. Now they're suing their landlord as conditions in the building have worsened.

In San Marino election, mansionization is top worry

Most of the candidates running for city council are against teardowns and the construction of bigger, taller houses. Longtime residents and newcomers, many from China, are split.

LA County approves $300 million affordable housing plan

The county will launch the plan with $20 million in 2016, and ramp up funding each year. By the year 2020, it will spend $100 million annually on affordable housing.

Garcetti proposes developer fees to fund affordable housing

The fees would be used to build and preserve low-cost apartment units in LA to keep low-income residents from becoming homeless.

LA County may add $100 million toward homelessness fight

Last month, the county supervisors boosted funding for the homeless by $50 million. A new proposal would channel another $100 million into low-cost housing projects.

HUD Secretary meets LA officials on homelessness

Sec. Julian Castro came to hear from local officials about LA county's rising homeless population. Some told him they disagree with how HUD doles out federal money.

Japanese locals rally to keep retirement homes for elders

More than 300 people turned out in Little Tokyo to bash the sale of Keiro retirement and nursing homes, saying it violates a culture that venerates their elders.