Housing & Development

A new government effort aims to bolster what’s sometimes called the “missing middle” in California’s most expensive housing markets.

from Greater LA

Santa Barbara started a Safe Parking program in 2004 for folks living in their vehicles. It was one of the first in the U.S.

from Greater LA

In the Lincoln Heights neighborhood near Dodger Stadium, housing pushed a group of activists to do something radical: join their local government.

Lincoln Heights activists wanted to fight gentrification, so they became local politicians

In the Lincoln Heights neighborhood near Dodger Stadium, housing pushed a group of activists to do something radical: join their local government.

from Greater LA

In March, hundreds of people protested the city’s decision to remove a homeless encampment along Echo Park Lake.

Homeless camp at Echo Park Lake was dismantled for park repairs. What happened to people living there?

In March, hundreds of people protested the city’s decision to remove a homeless encampment along Echo Park Lake.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The median home price is $758,990, which is up nearly 24% from a year ago, according to The California Association of Realtors.

Buying a home in California is like speed dating, as demand explodes

The median home price is $758,990, which is up nearly 24% from a year ago, according to The California Association of Realtors.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Joe Mathews writes that the real problem of California’s high-speed rail project is management, not money.

Joe Mathews: California’s bullet train needs Joe Biden to save it

Joe Mathews writes that the real problem of California’s high-speed rail project is management, not money.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 6000 rental properties now belong to out-of-state speculators, many who are located in California.

California companies are buying thousands of homes in Milwaukee. What does that mean for tenants?

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 6000 rental properties now belong to out-of-state speculators, many who are located in California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gaylord Wilshire was a land speculator, billboard tycoon, failed politician and inventor.

What’s in a street name? How ‘millionaire socialist’ built Wilshire Blvd

Gaylord Wilshire was a land speculator, billboard tycoon, failed politician and inventor.

from Greater LA

A parking lot has been turned into a homeless encampment that offers 24-hour security and free meals.

New East Hollywood government-run homeless encampment to offer emergency services, but it’s not cheap

A parking lot has been turned into a homeless encampment that offers 24-hour security and free meals.

from Greater LA

In Los Angeles County, more than 66,000 people live on the streets, in their cars, or in shelters.

Creating tiny homes for unhoused Angelenos: Moral, financial and aesthetic questions

In Los Angeles County, more than 66,000 people live on the streets, in their cars, or in shelters.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A federal judge has ordered the city and county of Los Angeles to offer shelters for people on Skid Row by October 18.

LA must offer shelters to Skid Row residents by October, says federal judge. Can it be done?

A federal judge has ordered the city and county of Los Angeles to offer shelters for people on Skid Row by October 18.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

Mayor Eric Garcetti pledges $1 billion to fight LA homelessness. Will it be enough?

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A tiny street with a fancy name and down-to-earth people can be a simple reminder that a safe, quiet, ordinary place is extraordinarily sacred to the people who live there.

What’s in a street name? Roslyndale Ave., known for ‘Back to the Future,’ has a uniquely enduring community

A tiny street with a fancy name and down-to-earth people can be a simple reminder that a safe, quiet, ordinary place is extraordinarily sacred to the people who live there.

from Greater LA

About 10,000 units of affordable housing in LA County are likely to flip to market-rate in the next five to 10 years.

Thousands of Angelenos will have fewer affordable housing options as ‘covenants’ will expire

About 10,000 units of affordable housing in LA County are likely to flip to market-rate in the next five to 10 years.

from Greater LA

“The Bruce family is not interested in an apology. We want the restoration of our land. We want restitution for that loss of revenue that we would have had for 96 years.

Family descendent wants Bruce’s Beach back. It might happen with new State Senate bill

“The Bruce family is not interested in an apology. We want the restoration of our land. We want restitution for that loss of revenue that we would have had for 96 years.

from Greater LA

KCRW talks to three people who were displaced from the lake.

Echo Park Lake: Tall fences and no more homeless camps. Where are the former residents now?

KCRW talks to three people who were displaced from the lake.

from Greater LA

Wonder Valley sits in the zip code 92277, where property values have jumped close to 20% in the last year, according to Zillow. The typical home price is now close to $180,000.

Desert community of Wonder Valley is at heart of SoCal real estate rush

Wonder Valley sits in the zip code 92277, where property values have jumped close to 20% in the last year, according to Zillow. The typical home price is now close to $180,000.

from Greater LA

Silver Lake’s Paramour Estate, with 15 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, is selling for nearly $40 million. Restaurateur Dana Hollister owns the property .

Paramour Estate is selling for $40 million. What’s the history of this property and its owner Dana Hollister?

Silver Lake’s Paramour Estate, with 15 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, is selling for nearly $40 million. Restaurateur Dana Hollister owns the property .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW ran a four-part series called “Samaritans” last year, in which reporter Anna Scott followed Christine Curtiss, who had been living on the streets in Mid City for about eight…

Christine Curtiss lived on LA’s streets for years. Now she has her own apartment

KCRW ran a four-part series called “Samaritans” last year, in which reporter Anna Scott followed Christine Curtiss, who had been living on the streets in Mid City for about eight…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Almost one year after we last heard from Christine Curtiss, a promise of permanent housing has come through. What does the end of the rainbow look like?

An Update

Almost one year after we last heard from Christine Curtiss, a promise of permanent housing has come through. What does the end of the rainbow look like?

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