Josie Huang

Correspondent

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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

Survey: Student debt blocking millennials from homeownership

L.A.'s homeownership is among the lowest in the country — and student debt is partly to blame. A new survey found millennials delay homebuying because of their debt.

California passed a new housing package. How much will it help?

Here's what you can build with $250 million in one hand, and $3 billion in the other. And it's not an end to the state's housing crisis.

California cities required to build more housing under key bill

Under S.B. 35, California cities not meeting their state housing goals would be required to expedite some multi-family housing projects.

As DTLA vacancy rises, landlords increase breaks on rent, parking

New construction downtown is continuing to drive up supply, with the vacancy rate now hovering around 12 percent, says real estate research firm CoStar.

California's housing costs are driving its No. 1 poverty ranking

The U.S. Census Bureau ranks California's poverty rate as the country's highest, when factoring in housing and other living costs.

First-gen Chinese-Americans grow influence in philanthropy

A new report shows that the number of Chinese-American foundations increased four-fold between 2000 and 2014 and giving has also grown.

LA Dreamers rebuke Trump administration for ending DACA

Hundreds of DACA supporters attend rallies in downtown Los Angeles after the Trump administration announces it will be killed in six months.

Born out of housing crisis, YIMBYs embrace more development

In Los Angeles, YIMBYs — as the "Yes in My Backyard" proponents call themselves — are hoping to convince Angelenos to support their "build everything" agenda.

Why SoCal is at a tipping point in its housing crisis

KPCC is kicking off a three-day look at Southern California’s housing emergency. We’ve been at a crisis for years, but things are getting worse and impacting all our lives.

Proposed affordable housing fee for LA developers advances

The City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee voted unanimously to support a fee on developers to help pay for affordable housing.

Homeowners in LA's hottest zip codes building most equity

As L.A. property values continue to rise, a study finds areas like Venice and Culver City have an above-average share of homeowners building the most equity.

USC village tries to address gentrification concerns

The $700 million USC Village project has been three years in the making and included community input. But anti-gentrification activists are still crying foul.

More real estate ads coming to social media feed near you

Social networks like the neighborhood site Nextdoor are rolling out new ways for real estate agents and firms to market themselves and their listings.

New USC student housing adds Target, Trader Joe's, gentrification tension

Some 2,500 University of Southern California students are moving into new housing that officials say will ease market pressure but will it lead to displacement?

Appeals panel vacates deportation order against immigrant dad

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez has been held at Adelanto detention facility in San Bernardino since he was arrested in February while dropping off his daughters at school.