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

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.

14,000 affordable rentals could vanish from LA County

The below-market rental units could be converted to market-rate apartments, according to one projection. The county will consider how to keep them affordable.

CA lawmakers try again to tackle affordable housing

The Legislature takes up 130 housing bills this session — a testament, leaders say, to the seriousness of the state's housing crisis. But will they get passed?

Apartment auctions hit LA's tight rental market

Companies like Rentberry and Property Connect have created digital tools that let landlords and property managers rent to the highest — or best — bidder.

LA metro area posted dip in housing unit building permits

Permits for housing units declined in 2016, reversing what had been a steady post-recession recovery for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area.

A move to tighten Ellis Act eviction rules

The housing committee for the LA City Council has approved a proposal that would require property owners to file status reports on the units they've vacated.

New rules seek to spare historic LA homes from wrecking ball

Historic homes facing demolition may get longer reprieve under a proposal going before the City Council's planning panel.

Attorney general orders crackdown on 'sanctuary cities'

The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including L.A., New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Boyle Heights tenants fight double-digit rent increases

An apartment building near Mariachi Plaza building is the latest front in the battle over housing affordability in Boyle Heights.