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Housing and Homelessness Reporter
The reality is housing is unaffordable for the majority of people who call Southern California home. Tens of thousands are falling into homelessness. Despite the presence of tremendous regional wealth, the resulting humanitarian crisis continues to worsen.
As for me, I was born and raised in Greater Los Angeles. My family moved from rental house to rental house until my grandfather passed, and we inherited his 980 square-foot house (without a mortgage) in North Hollywood. These days I live ‘over the hill,’ in a rent stabilized apartment.
Before I began work for KPCC, I worked as a freelance journalist in Los Angeles, fact-checked for Mother Jones Magazine in San Francisco, and was previously employed by LAist.com.
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Stories by Matt Tinoco
Police are investigating whether a string of local attacks on sleeping homeless men are related. An assailant with a baseball bat beat three people downtown LA early Sunday -- killing two.
Residents gathered Wednesday in front of a Westlake apartment complex planning to face off with sheriff’s deputies scheduled to evict an elderly couple. You may have heard KPCC’s story last month on a big rent strike organized by these tenants.
About a hundred chanting people, mostly Latinas, marched into a South Los Angeles McDonalds on Tuesday afternoon. They were protesting alleged pervasive workplace sexual harassment, and urging the fast-food corporation to take a stand against it
L.A. County Supervisors are weighing whether or not to limit rent increases to 3 percent annually in the unincorporated parts of the county.
LA will open the first of at least a dozen proposed “emergency bridge housing” homeless shelters on Sept 10. They’re supposed smooth homeless people’s transition from the street to permanent housing.
A gas station built in 1941 is at the center of a skirmish in Silver Lake. The owner wants to knock it down and build some apartments, but neighbors say not so fast
Rent in a low-income building in Chinatown threatened to increase beyond the ability of residents to pay.
About 100 years ago, in cities with an affordable housing shortage, tenants went on strike—withholding rent from their landlord to protest poor conditions. As the cost of housing spirals up, rent strikes are making a comeback.