Josie Huang

Asian American Communities Correspondent

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More Asian Americans live in L.A. County than any other county in the U.S. The communities are varied and complex and often invisible in the mainstream media. I tell the stories of recent immigrants and families who have been here for generations to answer the question: How do you navigate the intersection of being Asian and American and what impact does that have on L.A.’s future?

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Stories by Josie Huang

LA is one of the riskiest places to own a house, report says

Los Angeles is third among major cities facing greatest risk of home damage because of natural disasters, according to a new Attom Data Solutions report.

Angelenos are fleeing high-cost California. Where are they going?

They leave for cheaper homes, a better job market and, sometimes, no state income tax. Bye bye, Los Angeles. Hello, Las Vegas.

Survey: Student debt blocking millennials from homeownership

L.A.'s homeownership is among the lowest in the country — and student debt is partly to blame. A new survey found millennials delay homebuying because of their debt.

California passed a new housing package. How much will it help?

Here's what you can build with $250 million in one hand, and $3 billion in the other. And it's not an end to the state's housing crisis.

California cities required to build more housing under key bill

Under S.B. 35, California cities not meeting their state housing goals would be required to expedite some multi-family housing projects.

As DTLA vacancy rises, landlords increase breaks on rent, parking

New construction downtown is continuing to drive up supply, with the vacancy rate now hovering around 12 percent, says real estate research firm CoStar.

California's housing costs are driving its No. 1 poverty ranking

The U.S. Census Bureau ranks California's poverty rate as the country's highest, when factoring in housing and other living costs.

First-gen Chinese-Americans grow influence in philanthropy

A new report shows that the number of Chinese-American foundations increased four-fold between 2000 and 2014 and giving has also grown.

LA Dreamers rebuke Trump administration for ending DACA

Hundreds of DACA supporters attend rallies in downtown Los Angeles after the Trump administration announces it will be killed in six months.

Born out of housing crisis, YIMBYs embrace more development

In Los Angeles, YIMBYs — as the "Yes in My Backyard" proponents call themselves — are hoping to convince Angelenos to support their "build everything" agenda.

Why SoCal is at a tipping point in its housing crisis

KPCC is kicking off a three-day look at Southern California’s housing emergency. We’ve been at a crisis for years, but things are getting worse and impacting all our lives.

Proposed affordable housing fee for LA developers advances

The City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee voted unanimously to support a fee on developers to help pay for affordable housing.

Homeowners in LA's hottest zip codes building most equity

As L.A. property values continue to rise, a study finds areas like Venice and Culver City have an above-average share of homeowners building the most equity.

USC village tries to address gentrification concerns

The $700 million USC Village project has been three years in the making and included community input. But anti-gentrification activists are still crying foul.

More real estate ads coming to social media feed near you

Social networks like the neighborhood site Nextdoor are rolling out new ways for real estate agents and firms to market themselves and their listings.