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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
Cash sales make up 25 percent of real estate transactions here, compared to 34 percent nationally, says data firm CoreLogic. High prices have driven away flippers.
The assessed value of all property in LA County grew by more than 6 percent. Every city in the county saw property values increase.
The head of the California Housing Finance Agency wouldn't comment on why he was leaving, but an LA tenants' rights group claims they "shamed" him out of office.
Lois Rubin, 66, needed an affordable place to live. She rents a room from Shirley Ross, 95. As Baby Boomers retire and face high housing costs, the option works.
Councilmembers are pushing a plan that would give the city more say over the design of new subdivisions.
A city committee is considering regulations on new outdoor signs and granting amnesty to billboards standing without the proper permits.
Public health workers are focusing efforts on parts of Hollywood, East Hollywood, Koreatown, Pico Union and Westlake.
Newcomers are moving into the just-built Vernon Village Park, an affordable housing apartment complex. The city's corrupt past was inspiration for the second season of "True Detective."
City officials say a state financing program could help property owners pay for retrofits over decades, and reduce how much cost they pass onto tenants.
The state will set aside more than $27 million in cap-and-trade dollars to build more than 800 affordable housing units in Southern California alone.
The City Council banned short-term rentals in residential areas if they last less than 30 days.
Cities have broad authority to require developers to include affordable housing in new projects, says the California Supreme Court.
A new city ordinance banning 80 percent of short-term rentals takes effect today. City officials have said they will ramp up enforcement over time.
Councilman Felipe Fuentes wants to legalize apartment units that were added without the proper permits. He wants to tackle illegal garage conversions in LA next.
City zoning officials have proposed limits on future developments in the Northeast L.A. neighborhood, especially in areas along the L.A. River.