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

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.

LA rents a bit more affordable in 2017, analyst says

The Los Angeles area posted an improvement in rental affordability after a decade of cost increases, according to the Legislative Analyst's Office.

A quest for vacancy data amid LA's housing crisis

City planners say they are lacking the most accurate information to inform official decisions on whether to allow condominium conversions.

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?