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

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.

HUD: Half a million poor LA renters at risk of losing homes

Southern California's housing affordability crisis is far-reaching, but low-income renters without government housing assistance may be among the hardest hit.

LA to take fading LAX community by eminent domain

The City Council voted for the forced sale of the remaining properties in Manchester Square, a neighborhood near LAX that will be part of the airport's expansion.

Immigrant dad gets an emergency stay from deportation

An emergency stay was issued Monday keeping Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez from being deported. He was arrested Feb. 28 by immigration officials while dropping his daughters off at school

2028 LA Olympics: Where are we putting everyone?

USC and UCLA will house athletes and journalists. More than 125,000 hotel rooms will be accessible to tourists. But advocates say residents will be impacted.

Santa Monica developers face new affordable housing requirement

Downtown developers must abide by a new policy mandating their projects include up to 30 percent affordable housing as Santa Monica tries to address skyrocketing rents.

Neighbors dig in against dirt trucks in the Hollywood Hills

Neighbors have complained angrily about trucks hauling dirt through Hollywood Hills where high-end home construction has ramped up since the recession.

Last remnants of LAX neighborhood to be taken by eminent domain

Airport officials are moving to acquire the remaining properties in Manchester Square, the neighborhood next to LAX where a new rental car center is envisioned.

How much can the Newhall Ranch project ease LA's housing crisis?

Newhall Ranch, the Santa Clarita Valley housing development that aims to build 21,500 units over 15 to 20 years, won key approvals recently.

House-rich, cash-poor: why these older LA hosts stand with Airbnb

Older hosts are among Airbnb's most visible supporters. Many say the extra income lets them keep their homes while Airbnb critics say there are other options.

California housing bills delayed until August

While cap-and-trade legislation barreled ahead Monday, a package of bills dealing with California’s runaway housing costs has been delayed.

CA to begin anti-discrimination testing of Airbnb hosts

State regulators will soon begin auditing Airbnb hosts who have drawn discrimination complaints. The tests are part of an agreement Airbnb struck with the state.

CA affordable housing bills buoyed by cap-and-trade dealing

State Assemblyman Richard Bloom of Santa Monica expects a housing package making its way through the Legislature to include eight to 15 bills.

What to know about LA's middle-income homebuyer program

Los Angeles is expanding eligibility for its home purchase assistance program to include middle-income earners. A family of four making up to $130,200 could qualify.

Thousands of rape kits untested in California

Why does California have such a substantial backlog of unanalyzed sexual assault evidence kits compared other states? And what can legislators do about it?