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What to know about LA's middle-income homebuyer program

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| Los Angeles is expanding eligibility for its home purchase assistance program to include middle-income earners. A family of four making up to $130,200 could qualify.

Boyle Heights tenants face eviction for unpaid rent hikes

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Tenants living near Mariachi Plaza have begun receiving eviction notices after they refused to pay rent increases as high as 80 percent.

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LA rents a bit more affordable in 2017, analyst says

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

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A quest for vacancy data amid LA's housing crisis

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

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LA landlords fight plan to make evictions harder

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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.

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Pasadena short-term rental debate divides hosts

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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.

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For housing affordability, LA is among country's worst

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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.

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After Ghost Ship, LA targets illegal warehouse residences

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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.

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