Josie Huang


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Josie Huang reports on Asian American communities for KPCC. She previously covered housing 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

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.

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.