Housing & Development

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

from Greater LA

“CARE Court” aims to help Californians with mental health and addiction disorders, but civil liberty activists question its effectiveness and legality.

from Greater LA

Long-term residents of West Adams, a historically Black and Latino neighborhood, say they don’t fit into one real estate firm’s vision for making the area trendier.

Historically Black West Adams is transforming, residents feel left out

Long-term residents of West Adams, a historically Black and Latino neighborhood, say they don’t fit into one real estate firm’s vision for making the area trendier.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Housing shortages left many UC Santa Barbara students struggling to secure roofs over their heads back in the fall. The school year is ending – where are they now?

Will student housing crisis repeat itself at UCSB this fall?

Housing shortages left many UC Santa Barbara students struggling to secure roofs over their heads back in the fall. The school year is ending – where are they now?

from Greater LA

The “South Los Angeles” neighborhood didn’t exist until the early 2000s when the city changed the name of the area to wash away the stigma linked to the LA Riots.

South LA or South Central? Name depends on who you ask

The “South Los Angeles” neighborhood didn’t exist until the early 2000s when the city changed the name of the area to wash away the stigma linked to the LA Riots.

from KCRW Features

LA mayoral candidate Rick Caruso wants to build 30,000 shelter beds for unhoused people and hire 1,500 police officers to combat crime.

Rick Caruso: Use commercial, industrial areas to shelter unhoused

LA mayoral candidate Rick Caruso wants to build 30,000 shelter beds for unhoused people and hire 1,500 police officers to combat crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Community organizer Gina Viola says if she becomes the next mayor of Los Angeles, she would abolish the LAPD and invest in communities to reduce crime.

Raise minimum wage to $39 for all Angelenos to thrive: Gina Viola

Community organizer Gina Viola says if she becomes the next mayor of Los Angeles, she would abolish the LAPD and invest in communities to reduce crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her plan to house 15,000 homeless Angelenos, and why LA needs a nonviolent approach to alleviate crime.

Karen Bass wants nonviolent solutions to crime, homelessness

California Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her plan to house 15,000 homeless Angelenos, and why LA needs a nonviolent approach to alleviate crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The old West LA Courthouse skate park is up for demolition and redevelopment. Skaters want a say in new plans for the space.

West LA Courthouse: From iconic skate park to new housing space?

The old West LA Courthouse skate park is up for demolition and redevelopment. Skaters want a say in new plans for the space.

from Greater LA

City officials in Malibu recently voted to explore setting up shelter beds for unhoused people outside city limits. Is that legal? And is it right?

Malibu wants to shelter its unhoused somewhere else. Can they do that?

City officials in Malibu recently voted to explore setting up shelter beds for unhoused people outside city limits. Is that legal? And is it right?

from Greater LA

The Opportunity Zones program was designed so the richest Americans would invest in the most economically distressed parts of the country. The incentive: a big tax break.

‘Opportunity Zones’ meant to create investment in poor neighborhoods, became windfall for the rich

The Opportunity Zones program was designed so the richest Americans would invest in the most economically distressed parts of the country. The incentive: a big tax break.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mayoral candidate and LA City Councilman Kevin de León talks about providing new homeless shelters in every council district, creating a separate public health department for the City…

Kevin de León: Solving LA homelessness isn’t just about building new units

Mayoral candidate and LA City Councilman Kevin de León talks about providing new homeless shelters in every council district, creating a separate public health department for the City…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s housing market is in a crisis. A state lawmaker believes taxing flippers could help curtail the problem.

House flippers could be taxed under proposed CA bill

California’s housing market is in a crisis. A state lawmaker believes taxing flippers could help curtail the problem.

from KCRW Features

LA mayoral candidate and City Attorney Mike Feuer talks about his plan to build affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness, and addresses allegations of corruption.

On homelessness and safety, Mike Feuer demands humanity and order

LA mayoral candidate and City Attorney Mike Feuer talks about his plan to build affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness, and addresses allegations of corruption.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Thousands of Californians left the state during the COVID pandemic. KCRW hears from three ex-Angelenos who moved away to get closer to their families.

LA to San Bernardino, Philly, Mexico City: Why Angelenos moved during pandemic

Thousands of Californians left the state during the COVID pandemic. KCRW hears from three ex-Angelenos who moved away to get closer to their families.

from Greater LA

A 1970 law that was supposed to help protect California’s ecosystem can stifle new housing developments. Is it time to revamp CEQA or get rid of it?

CEQA is meant to protect environment from development. Is it leading to lack of housing?

A 1970 law that was supposed to help protect California’s ecosystem can stifle new housing developments. Is it time to revamp CEQA or get rid of it?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The new corporate owner of a Huntington Beach mobile home park is increasing rents in March, part of a national and local trend.

OC seniors push for protections amid mobile home park rent hikes

The new corporate owner of a Huntington Beach mobile home park is increasing rents in March, part of a national and local trend.

from Greater LA

Kids living in unstable housing are considered homeless by LA public schools. The data reveals that hundreds of thousands of people in LA are on the brink of being unhoused.

51,000 homeless students are in LA public schools. How are they getting help?

Kids living in unstable housing are considered homeless by LA public schools. The data reveals that hundreds of thousands of people in LA are on the brink of being unhoused.

from Greater LA

Actor Issa Rae admits that her hit HBO show, “Insecure,” has played a role in making neighborhoods south of the 10 freeway more popular and often more expensive.

Issa Rae admits she’s part of gentrification, wants to prop up South LA

Actor Issa Rae admits that her hit HBO show, “Insecure,” has played a role in making neighborhoods south of the 10 freeway more popular and often more expensive.

from Greater LA

Santa Monica bulldozed homes to build the I-10 freeway in the 1960s. Now it’s offering displaced families or their descendants affordable rent as reparations.

Santa Monica tries to repay historically displaced families

Santa Monica bulldozed homes to build the I-10 freeway in the 1960s. Now it’s offering displaced families or their descendants affordable rent as reparations.

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