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To preserve the creative vibrancy of a neighborhood, should LA subsidize housing for artists?




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A "For Sale" sign is posted in front of a house on November 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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To stem the further loss of artists from Los Angeles, two councilmen have proposed creating an affordable housing program for those in creative arts.

Jose Huizar, who represents the downtown Arts District, and Mike Bonin, whose district includes artsy Venice, want to categorize artists as a group eligible for subsidized housing.

How would the program work? What are the challenges ahead? Do you think the city should provide affordable housing for artists?

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Guest:

Josie Huang, housing correspondent for KPCC who’s been following the story