Josie Huang

Correspondent

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Josie Huang reports on religion, international affairs and diaspora for KPCC. She previously covered housing issues 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

Creek Fire may be the last straw for one blaze-tested couple

Thousands of people and hundreds of animals were forced from the area north of the 210 Freeway as the Creek Fire spread. For people like the Eckers, the danger of fire might be greater than the charms of life in the hills.

To preserve the creative vibrancy of a neighborhood, should LA subsidize housing for artists?

To stem the further loss of artists from Los Angeles, two councilmen have proposed creating an affordable housing program for those in creative arts.

The party's over for LA's party houses

City officials are targeting Hollywood Hills homes that are used for parties, product launches and other events that violate regulations.

LA considers affordable housing program for artists

As high rents push artists out of the Arts District and Venice, the L.A. City Council is weighing a proposal to grant them special consideration in housing.

City Council approves new plans for gentrification-wary South LA

The development plans address some — but not all — of residents' concerns.

Pasadena, Inglewood activists latest to pursue rent control

Housing activists filed preliminary paperwork with the Pasadena and Inglewood officials to get rent control initiatives on the 2018 ballot.

California approves first textbooks under fair representation law

The State Board of Education has accepted new materials with updated depictions of underrepresented groups, including the LGBT community and religious minorities.

Vietnamese immigrant hopes Trump will protect others like him from deportation

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained more than 200 Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants last month, irrespective of protections already in place.

UCLA students want to start their own neighborhood council

Some students disagree with the existing Westwood council over housing developments that they say could ease the high cost of rentals around campus.

In Long Beach, the latest crusade for rent control ramps up

Housing advocates on Wednesday filed paperwork with the city of Long Beach to begin the process of getting a rent control initiative on next year's ballot.

Homebuilding is up but affordable housing is far off

L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti says he is two-thirds of the way to his goal to build 100,000 housing units — but not everything is sunshine and roses.

GOP tax plan disproportionately hits SoCal homebuyers

Experts say the GOP tax plan will hit SoCal homebuyers whose mortgage interest deduction would be lowered while homeowners would also be affected.

CA Vegas shooting victims may receive help from 2 states

Survivors and families of those killed in the Oct. 1 shooting can apply for compensation and may receive donations from a fund administered by Clark County, Nevada.

After Vegas shooting, new reality sets in for SoCal family

The Pattersons of Lomita, California, are coping with life without their mother and wife, Lisa, one of 59 killed when a man opened fire on festival goers in Las Vegas a month ago.

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.