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

LA landlords fight plan to make evictions harder

Landlords say a proposal backed by the City Council housing chair to require just cause for evictions will only add to their legal hurdles and litigation costs.

Pasadena short-term rental debate divides hosts

Some hosts who list their temporary lodging units on sites like Airbnb are generally pleased with draft regulations on short-term rentals for Pasadena while others find them draconian.

For housing affordability, LA is among country's worst

Just a quarter of households in Los Angeles make enough money to afford a median-priced home, according to a new study from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.

After Ghost Ship, LA targets illegal warehouse residences

The city has filed criminal complaints against owners of three warehouses in downtown Los Angeles and near Chinatown and cited about 40 other properties for alleged safety and building violations.

Blowback over LA limits on Airbnb and short-term rentals

The city proposes a 180-day cap on rentals listed on Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms, pleasing no one. Airbnb critics want 90 days while hosts want no cap.

What should be the regulations for Airbnb in LA?

As Los Angeles moves closer to finalizing new regulations for short-term rentals, a major dispute has emerged: how many rental days should a property be allowed?

In LA, mortgages eat up nearly half your income

Zillow says Angelenos making the city's median income would have to put 47 percent of their earnings toward monthly mortgage payments to afford a home.`

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.