Housing and Development

In 2016, the City of Santa Monica created a team of specialists to work full-time on housing one specific subset of the homeless population: people who generate the most 911 calls.

from Greater LA

The house has a name: “Opus.” It sits in the Trousdale Estates section of Beverly Hills, on a cul-de-sac that realtors refer to as “billionaire’s elbow.”

from Greater LA

Under a 12-year-old court settlement, police can’t arrest people for sleeping on the streets. That could come to an end. Lawyer Ted Olsen, who successfully argued Bush v.

Will police be able to arrest people for sleeping on the streets?

Under a 12-year-old court settlement, police can’t arrest people for sleeping on the streets. That could come to an end. Lawyer Ted Olsen, who successfully argued Bush v.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New rules take effect today on short-term rentals, and hosts will have to start paying extra fees.

New rules for short-term rentals

New rules take effect today on short-term rentals, and hosts will have to start paying extra fees.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rent stabilization is a Santa Monica thing. It’s a Culver City thing. It’s an Inglewood thing. It’s a Los Angeles thing. It’s a New York thing.

OC Line: Anaheim City Council rejects rent stabilization ordinances

Rent stabilization is a Santa Monica thing. It’s a Culver City thing. It’s an Inglewood thing. It’s a Los Angeles thing. It’s a New York thing.

from Greater LA

If you're visiting LA as a tourist or renting out your home, here's what you need to know about the rule changes to short-term rentals.

AirBnB: What you need to know about the new rules

If you're visiting LA as a tourist or renting out your home, here's what you need to know about the rule changes to short-term rentals.

from Greater LA

Journalist Jon Regardie has been reporting on the evolution of downtown LA for more than two decades, from sanitation issues on Skid Row to the trendiest new restaurants.

A downtown reporter watches DTLA change

Journalist Jon Regardie has been reporting on the evolution of downtown LA for more than two decades, from sanitation issues on Skid Row to the trendiest new restaurants.

from Greater LA

On Monday night, Culver City Councilmembers moved forward with stronger protections for renters.

Culver City looks at stabilizing rent

On Monday night, Culver City Councilmembers moved forward with stronger protections for renters.

from Greater LA

After news that LA’s homeless population grew by 16% last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti is under increasing pressure to do more about it, and do it quickly.

Is Mayor Garcetti doing enough on housing? Is bureaucracy holding him back from doing more?

After news that LA’s homeless population grew by 16% last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti is under increasing pressure to do more about it, and do it quickly.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Thousands live on the streets of Los Angeles and many others struggle to pay high rents. Yet, more than 100,000 units reportedly sit empty across our city.

Are LA’s new luxury apartments just sitting empty?

Thousands live on the streets of Los Angeles and many others struggle to pay high rents. Yet, more than 100,000 units reportedly sit empty across our city.

from Design and Architecture

Estrada Courts, a public housing project in East Los Angeles, is a series of aging, two-story buildings arranged around common outdoor areas.

Trump administration proposal stirs fear in public housing residents

Estrada Courts, a public housing project in East Los Angeles, is a series of aging, two-story buildings arranged around common outdoor areas.

from Greater LA

One of Donald Trump’s last California properties, a 5400 square foot Beverly Hills mansion, has been sold for $13.5 million.

Trump sells his Beverly Hills house to an Indonesian billionaire for $13.5 million

One of Donald Trump’s last California properties, a 5400 square foot Beverly Hills mansion, has been sold for $13.5 million.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Real estate developers have had a huge influence on New York state lawmakers for decades.

New York just passed sweeping protections for renters, while rent control measures died in California

Real estate developers have had a huge influence on New York state lawmakers for decades.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As a big new football stadium and new metro stations enter the City of Inglewood, rents are going up, and that’s squeezing out some long-time residents and restaurants.

Gentrification in Inglewood is hurting some long-time restaurants

As a big new football stadium and new metro stations enter the City of Inglewood, rents are going up, and that’s squeezing out some long-time residents and restaurants.

from Greater LA

In New York state, Democrats approved a deal to strengthen rent laws and tenant protections. Meanwhile, the California legislature has yet to make housing and rent control headway.

Inglewood passes rent control ordinance

In New York state, Democrats approved a deal to strengthen rent laws and tenant protections. Meanwhile, the California legislature has yet to make housing and rent control headway.

from Greater LA

During the LA Times’ Festival of Books, KCRW & 826LA joined together to find out what festival attendees appreciate about their neighborhoods, and what they’d like to improve.

What would you change about your neighborhood?

During the LA Times’ Festival of Books, KCRW & 826LA joined together to find out what festival attendees appreciate about their neighborhoods, and what they’d like to improve.

from Members

Santa Monica is home to the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County.

Is a park the best future use of Santa Monica Airport?

Santa Monica is home to the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County.

from Design and Architecture

California Democrats, with a raft of bills and a supermajority in Sacramento, seemed poised to make something happen when it comes to housing and homelessness.

How Calif. Democrats have dropped the ball on affordable housing and homeless shelters

California Democrats, with a raft of bills and a supermajority in Sacramento, seemed poised to make something happen when it comes to housing and homelessness.

from Greater LA

Rev. Guy Wilson stands at the head of a long table in his church’s mess hall, linking hands with a group of Central American asylum seekers to say grace.

How one church became a migrant processing center

Rev. Guy Wilson stands at the head of a long table in his church’s mess hall, linking hands with a group of Central American asylum seekers to say grace.

from Greater LA

Some new food and drink vendors have moved into shared commercial spaces on State Street.

State Street gets cozy with new shared commercial spaces

Some new food and drink vendors have moved into shared commercial spaces on State Street.

from The 805