Josie Huang

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Josie Huang covers housing and changing neighborhoods for KPCC. She last reported for and co-hosted the evening news show for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Prior to radio, she wrote for dailies in Maine and Massachusetts. Assignments have taken her to Central America’s largest dump, a coastal Mississippi town recovering from Hurricane Katrina and the US-Canada border, which American seniors were crossing to buy cheaper prescription drugs. She grew up in Maryland and Taiwan.

Stories by Josie Huang

More SoCal homes going for asking price

The California Association of Realtors found that homes selling for asking price make up 43 percent of the market compared to 29 percent a year ago.

LA still can't decide how to regulate Airbnb

Officials delay action on a proposal to cap short-term rentals at 180 days as the number of short-term rentals mushrooms.

Property values are rising faster in El Segundo than anywhere else in LA County

You can thank (or blame) tech companies, who have driven a nearly 12 percent increase in values over the past year.

LA's new affordable housing incentives might actually be working

Developers have submitted 19 applications under the city's new affordable housing incentive program created after passage of Measure JJJ.

New LA renter protections in the pipeline

With apartments in short supply, the city is moving toward adding more protections for tenants fearful of being pushed out of their units.

Wages have gone up — but people still can't afford rent

Rents will keep rising over the next two years because the supply of apartments is tight and not enough new housing is being built, a USC study says.

LA developers could be required to pay an affordable housing fee

The City Council's planning committee gave its final approval to a fee on developers that would help pay for subsidized housing.

Affordable housing battle in WeHo could head to high court

West Hollywood's requirement that developers include a certain amount of below-market rate housing is the subject of a court case the U.S. Supreme Court may hear.

Women in Hollywood react to Harvey Weinstein harassment allegations

What does it say about the culture of the film industry that the allegations against the movie mogul never became public until now?

California landlords prep for Gen Z renters

Better technology and more communal spaces are some of the perks landlords hope will lure renters in their teens and early 20s.

After a bumpy first week, the case for 'Megyn Kelly Today'

NBC reportedly paid Kelly more than $15 million dollar a year to sign on. But should the network be having second thoughts?

Could an early presidential primary empower California Dems?

Passed by a party-line vote, a bill before Governor Brown would move our voting date up three months to March. Concerns about the bill range from the extension of election season by several months to Democrats having more of a voice in picking candidates.

One expert's advice to US, North Korea's leaders: Stop talking

President Trump and the leader he has dubbed "Rocket Man" may be burning out their fuses, but that's about it, says the director of Korean studies at USC.

Downtown LA developers move closer to Skid Row

A new luxury high-rise is planned near Skid Row, where advocates for the homeless fear it will lead to more criminalization of those living on the streets.

LA is one of the riskiest places to own a house, report says

Los Angeles is third among major cities facing greatest risk of home damage because of natural disasters, according to a new Attom Data Solutions report.