Changing Neighborhoods & Affordability |

For housing affordability, LA is among country's worst

Richard Vogel/AP
| 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

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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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Blowback over LA limits on Airbnb and short-term rentals

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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.

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In LA, mortgages eat up nearly half your income

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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.`

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Airbnb in LA: Should rental days be capped?

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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.

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Bill would increase affordable lodging on California coast

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A bill that aims to increase lower-cost accommodations like cabins and campgrounds along California's coast is working its way through the legislature.

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SF moves to house teachers, but LA knows it's not so easy

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A recent report by Trulia found that teachers in Los Angeles can only afford to buy 17 percent of the homes on the market.

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Echo Park neighbors win landmark nomination battle

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Residents are fighting demolition of old properties by nominating the buildings as historic-cultural landmarks. One effort won City Council support Tuesday.

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