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

Airbnb in LA: Should rental days be capped?

In Los Angeles, the biggest point of contention over short-term rental regulations is over how many days hosts should be allowed to rent out their properties.

SF moves to house teachers, but LA knows it's not so easy

A recent report by Trulia found that teachers in Los Angeles can only afford to buy 17 percent of the homes on the market.

A solution to LA's housing crunch? 5 things to know

Are "granny flats," you know a little studio, or maybe a garage that can be converted into a separate living space, the solution to LA's housing crunch?

Echo Park neighbors win landmark nomination battle

Residents are fighting demolition of old properties by nominating the buildings as historic-cultural landmarks. One effort won City Council support Tuesday.

LA's affordable housing projects struggle under Trump administration

Tax credits once sold to investors to help fund affordable housing projects have decreased in value since President Trump's election.

Outside of LA County cities, tenants want limits on higher rents

In unincorporated areas like East Los Angeles that are beyond the boundaries of Los Angeles County cities, landlords are buying up properties and raising the rents.

A new framework for legitimizing LA’s illegal apartments

City officials approved a plan to legalize unpermitted units — as long as landlords provide affordable housing. They say it'll help the city's housing crunch.

Most LA homes still valued below housing bubble peaks

In Los Angeles County, just a third of homes are worth more than they were at pre-recession peaks. In Orange County, this is less than a quarter. And in the Inland Empire, it's just 3 percent.

Councilmember seeks Silver Lake, Echo Park building restrictions

Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell is proposing stricter building regulations for parts of Silver Lake and Echo Park, both part of his district.

Bill would block CA landlords from threatening tenants with deportation

A bill from Assemblymember David Chiu, D-San Francisco, would bar landlords from making threats against tenants using their undocumented immigration status.

'Bad' loans dog homeowners years after housing crisis

More than half of today's foreclosures originated with loans made in the heady years before the housing bubble burst, according to RealtyTrac's Daren Blomquist.

Scientists document vanishing trees, greenery from LA area

Trees and other greenery in the single-family neighborhoods of the Los Angeles area fell between 14 and 55 percent between 2000 and 2009.

LA considers tenant harassment crackdown

Housing advocates say landlords are pressuring tenants to move out through different means, including by refusing to make repairs.

LA affordable housing fee called 'a freight train'

Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the City Council in his State of the City speech to impose a fee on developers for affordable housing. But not all in the city are on board.

At LA town hall, Sen. Feinstein grilled on health care, Syria and Trump

Hundreds filled First AME Church in South Los Angeles to lob questions at California senior senator and question if she's tough enough on President Trump.