Josie Huang


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Josie Huang reports on Asian American communities for KPCC. She previously covered housing 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

Keeping artists in LA's Arts District

City planners say their plan to require live/work lofts in industrial areas like the Arts District will retain the area's creative class. Others aren't so sure.

Ending homelessness must start with children, report says

A study of public assistance records for more than 900,000 county residents who've been homeless in recent years found that nearly half were children.

Scrutiny of short-term rentals in LA exposes industry rift

On Tuesday, L.A. officials will open a debate over regulating short-term rentals. A potential crackdown is already dividing the industry.

LA planning commissioners: Tamp down Frogtown development

The commission voted unanimously in favor of zoning changes that will curb riverfront development in the northeast L.A. neighborhood.

Advocates sue Huntington Beach over affordable housing shortfall

A group of low-income residents and their advocates is suing the city, saying it's effectively blocking the development of affordable housing.

LA affordable housing developers to get funding boost

City officials promise to pony up $10 million to leverage $50 million from a consortium of lenders to buy land for new affordable housing projects.

Window for low mortgage rates set to close

The Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates as early as next month. That would mean larger mortgage payments for homeowners.

LA has least affordable housing in US, study says

Stagnant incomes and high real estate prices make LA more unaffordable than any other metropolitan area in the country. Only 46 percent of residents own a home.

Rent discontent: New activists emerge from LA's housing crisis

Over the years, LA renters have fought for affordable housing in small neighborhood groups and sporadic protests. Now some are merging into a citywide tenants union.

LA leaders at odds on short-term rental stays

Mayor Garcetti wants L.A. to collect lodging tax on Airbnb bookings, and use the money to build housing. A group of council members pressed pause on that idea Monday.

What happens when LA's affordable housing contracts expire?

The contracts were signed years ago. They require landlords to give low-income tenants a deal on their rent. But thousands of them expire in the next few years.

USC's Richard Green goes to Washington

The head of USC's Lusk Center for Real Estate takes a 1-year appointment advising HUD on housing finance.

Why LA landlords want to pass the water bill to renters

The Apartment Association of Greater LA says renters haven't cut water use during the drought. They want LA officials to approve a plan to meter individual units.

The new DTLA: Where a 700 square foot apartment rents for $2800/mo

"People who’ve been living downtown like myself for over 50 years can’t afford to live here no more," said one man who protested at a new luxury housing complex.

Could tiny backyard homes ease SoCal's housing shortage?

UCLA designers created a 500-square-foot pop-up home that can be mass produced. They want L.A. officials to approve a pilot program to put 500-1000 homes in backyards.