Housing & Development

Around 150 million people around the world could be forced to move because of climate change within the next few decades, according to the World Bank.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Homelessness is one of LA’s most divisive issues, and politicians are fighting over what to do about it.

from Greater LA

Why does affordable housing take so long and cost so much to build?

$1.2 billion and 5 years later, why has Prop HHH built only a fraction of its promised homeless housing units?

Why does affordable housing take so long and cost so much to build?

from Greater LA

In 49 states, a dingbat is an elementary school insult, but in California and especially LA, the term refers to a residential building with a very distinct style.

‘Architecture at its worst’: Why LA’s ‘dingbat’ apartment is both an icon and eyesore

In 49 states, a dingbat is an elementary school insult, but in California and especially LA, the term refers to a residential building with a very distinct style.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When his Malibu neighbors pack up and evacuate an approaching wildfire, Kirby Kotler stays. Even if it means dousing flames with his own firehose.

Fire hydrants and flat roofs: How to build a (nearly) fireproof home

When his Malibu neighbors pack up and evacuate an approaching wildfire, Kirby Kotler stays. Even if it means dousing flames with his own firehose.

from Greater LA

UC Santa Barbara is planning an 11-story dorm — with mostly no windows — to house more than 4,000 students.

Windowless dorms at UCSB: Why so many people are outraged by billionaire’s design

UC Santa Barbara is planning an 11-story dorm — with mostly no windows — to house more than 4,000 students.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, just behind the Avenue 60 bridge, dozens of rooftops are visible behind a wall, surrounded by a fence and behind a security gate.

Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village: The newest option to bring people on the streets into housing

Next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, just behind the Avenue 60 bridge, dozens of rooftops are visible behind a wall, surrounded by a fence and behind a security gate.

from Greater LA

Santa Ana will become the first city in Orange County to have rent control.

Rent control and stronger eviction protection is coming to Santa Ana residents in November

Santa Ana will become the first city in Orange County to have rent control.

from Greater LA

In a vote 12-2 on Wednesday, the LA City Council agreed to allow homeless sweeps in three districts — two in the Valley and one that stretches from Watts down to the interstate to San…

54 homeless encampments are the latest targets by LA City Council for sweeps

In a vote 12-2 on Wednesday, the LA City Council agreed to allow homeless sweeps in three districts — two in the Valley and one that stretches from Watts down to the interstate to San…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What will it take to finally end veteran homelessness? U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough says progress in Los Angeles could have a domino effect across the country.

LA’s Veterans Row gets a visit from VA Secretary Denis McDonough, who vows to fight veteran homelessness

What will it take to finally end veteran homelessness? U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough says progress in Los Angeles could have a domino effect across the country.

from Greater LA

"Californians have never been less mobile than they are right now.

CA housing market suffers as residents stay put, says Joe Matthews

"Californians have never been less mobile than they are right now.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

KCRW profiles a resident of Homekey, a statewide program to turn hotels and motels into homeless housing. But how do you build stability in a place designed for temporary stays?

California’s Homekey effort offers stability to Angelenos living on the streets. But most of the housing isn’t permanent yet

KCRW profiles a resident of Homekey, a statewide program to turn hotels and motels into homeless housing. But how do you build stability in a place designed for temporary stays?

from Greater LA

A nonprofit called the Sidewalk Project supplies unhoused people with Narcan, clean syringes, condoms, pipes, and marijuana.

How a Narcan ‘Tree of Life’ prevents overdoses on Skid Row

A nonprofit called the Sidewalk Project supplies unhoused people with Narcan, clean syringes, condoms, pipes, and marijuana.

from Greater LA

If you’re fortunate enough to own a home in California, you may feel like your backyard is your kingdom.

Op-ed: Governor Newsom just liberated your backyard

If you’re fortunate enough to own a home in California, you may feel like your backyard is your kingdom.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

At a recent grand opening event in Anaheim, Orange County elected officials, business leaders, and homeless advocates celebrated the city’s first conversion of an aging motel into…

Homekey program: Revitalize old motels for unhoused Californians. Can it uplift nearby neighborhoods too?

At a recent grand opening event in Anaheim, Orange County elected officials, business leaders, and homeless advocates celebrated the city’s first conversion of an aging motel into…

from Greater LA

The California eviction moratorium ends after Sept. 30, but tenants still have some protections and can get help paying the rent. Here’s a FAQ.

What you need to know as California eviction moratorium ends

The California eviction moratorium ends after Sept. 30, but tenants still have some protections and can get help paying the rent. Here’s a FAQ.

from News Stories

Homelessness might be the biggest crisis the next LA mayor will have to face.

Skid Row homelessness: Why the 9th Circuit Court overturned a local federal judge’s ruling

Homelessness might be the biggest crisis the next LA mayor will have to face.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Times reporter Andrew Khouri says he talked to several first-time buyers in their 20s and 30s who each have jobs paying $100,000 to $120,000 per year.

$1 million house is the norm in LA. Who’s buying them — when median income here is $68,000?

LA Times reporter Andrew Khouri says he talked to several first-time buyers in their 20s and 30s who each have jobs paying $100,000 to $120,000 per year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two major pieces of housing legislation on Friday.

Fixing CA’s housing crisis: Will changing zoning laws help?

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two major pieces of housing legislation on Friday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Wildfires are often sparked by residents struggling with homelessness. LA County recently banned encampments in some of the highest fire risk areas.

In high-risk fire areas, homeless camps are now banned. But Topanga Canyon’s unhoused residents want to stay

Wildfires are often sparked by residents struggling with homelessness. LA County recently banned encampments in some of the highest fire risk areas.

from Greater LA