Josie Huang

Asian American Communities Correspondent

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More Asian Americans live in L.A. County than any other county in the U.S. The communities are varied and complex and often invisible in the mainstream media. I tell the stories of recent immigrants and families who have been here for generations to answer the question: How do you navigate the intersection of being Asian and American and what impact does that have on L.A.’s future?

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Stories by Josie Huang

Wages have gone up — but people still can't afford rent

Rents will keep rising over the next two years because the supply of apartments is tight and not enough new housing is being built, a USC study says.

LA developers could be required to pay an affordable housing fee

The City Council's planning committee gave its final approval to a fee on developers that would help pay for subsidized housing.

Affordable housing battle in WeHo could head to high court

West Hollywood's requirement that developers include a certain amount of below-market rate housing is the subject of a court case the U.S. Supreme Court may hear.

Women in Hollywood react to Harvey Weinstein harassment allegations

What does it say about the culture of the film industry that the allegations against the movie mogul never became public until now?

California landlords prep for Gen Z renters

Better technology and more communal spaces are some of the perks landlords hope will lure renters in their teens and early 20s.

After a bumpy first week, the case for 'Megyn Kelly Today'

NBC reportedly paid Kelly more than $15 million dollar a year to sign on. But should the network be having second thoughts?

Could an early presidential primary empower California Dems?

Passed by a party-line vote, a bill before Governor Brown would move our voting date up three months to March. Concerns about the bill range from the extension of election season by several months to Democrats having more of a voice in picking candidates.

One expert's advice to US, North Korea's leaders: Stop talking

President Trump and the leader he has dubbed "Rocket Man" may be burning out their fuses, but that's about it, says the director of Korean studies at USC.

Downtown LA developers move closer to Skid Row

A new luxury high-rise is planned near Skid Row, where advocates for the homeless fear it will lead to more criminalization of those living on the streets.

LA is one of the riskiest places to own a house, report says

Los Angeles is third among major cities facing greatest risk of home damage because of natural disasters, according to a new Attom Data Solutions report.

Angelenos are fleeing high-cost California. Where are they going?

They leave for cheaper homes, a better job market and, sometimes, no state income tax. Bye bye, Los Angeles. Hello, Las Vegas.

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.