Changing Neighborhoods & Affordability |

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.

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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LA's affordable housing projects struggle under Trump administration

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Tax credits once sold to investors to help fund affordable housing projects have decreased in value since President Trump's election.

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Outside of LA County cities, tenants want limits on higher rents

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In unincorporated areas like East Los Angeles that are beyond the boundaries of Los Angeles County cities, landlords are buying up properties and raising the rents.

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A new framework for legitimizing LA’s illegal apartments

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City officials approved a plan to legalize unpermitted units — as long as landlords provide affordable housing. They say it'll help the city's housing crunch.

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Most LA homes still valued below housing bubble peaks

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In Los Angeles County, just a third of homes are worth more than they were at pre-recession peaks. In Orange County, this is less than a quarter. And in the Inland Empire, it's just 3 percent.

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Councilmember seeks Silver Lake, Echo Park building restrictions

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Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell is proposing stricter building regulations for parts of Silver Lake and Echo Park, both part of his district.

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Bill would block CA landlords from threatening tenants with deportation

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A bill from Assemblymember David Chiu, D-San Francisco, would bar landlords from making threats against tenants using their undocumented immigration status.

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