Josie Huang


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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

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.

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?

What the future holds for those seeking refugee status

Somalian refugee Ali Said and his family might be the last refugees let into the U.S. We take a closer look at the process and the future of refugees.

Cyberscams bleeding millions from LA homebuyers

A cyberscheme that tricks homebuyers into wiring money offshore is costing the Los Angeles area $5 million dollars a month, according to the FBI.

No disruptions at LAX as latest travel ban rolls out

The first day of the reinstated travel ban limiting travel from six Muslim-majority countries passed without large protests or reported traveler delays.

Boyle Heights tenants face eviction for unpaid rent hikes

Tenants living near Mariachi Plaza have begun receiving eviction notices after they refused to pay rent increases as high as 80 percent.