Housing and Development

A controversial visa program that lets wealthy foreign investors earn a fast-track to permanent U.S. residency is about to get more expensive.

from Greater LA

The 30-year mortgage might be a casualty of global warming. That’s because rising sea levels, worsening drought and wildfires make the future of many homes uncertain.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many malls of America are dying or changing.

Horton Plaza is a ghost of itself: What’s next for the iconic mall?

Many malls of America are dying or changing.

from Design and Architecture

Apple says it’ll spend $2.5 billion to help combat California’s growing housing crisis.

Apple gives billions to create affordable housing. Too little, too late?

Apple says it’ll spend $2.5 billion to help combat California’s growing housing crisis.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The plan includes $1 billion for a mortgage assistance fund for first-time homebuyers in the state, and $1 billion for an open line of credit to develop "very low- to moderate-income housing."

Apple pledges $2.5 billion to combat California's housing crisis

The plan includes $1 billion for a mortgage assistance fund for first-time homebuyers in the state, and $1 billion for an open line of credit to develop "very low- to moderate-income housing."

from NPR

The Santa Ana winds are dying down, but fires throughout the state continue to rage. Many Californians are still without electricity as utilities preemptively shut off power.

The link between California’s housing crisis and catastrophic wildfires

The Santa Ana winds are dying down, but fires throughout the state continue to rage. Many Californians are still without electricity as utilities preemptively shut off power.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump said, “I sort of hope that happens because then, people like me would go in and buy.” Well, people like him did.

How a small group of men made millions while the rest of us lost our homes

Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump said, “I sort of hope that happens because then, people like me would go in and buy.” Well, people like him did.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California's largest utility says "critical fire weather" makes outages necessary in 17 counties.

PG&E imposes new power shutoffs in parts of Northern California to avert wildfires

California's largest utility says "critical fire weather" makes outages necessary in 17 counties.

from NPR

Every week, dust blows through the windows of Eva Pietraszak’s maze-like loft from a concrete recycling plant next door.

Is it the end of an era for LA’s only affordable housing for artists?

Every week, dust blows through the windows of Eva Pietraszak’s maze-like loft from a concrete recycling plant next door.

from Greater LA

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House -- made up of 27,000 beige textile blocks -- is perched high above the Hollywood Hills in Los Feliz.

Ennis House sells for $18 million

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House -- made up of 27,000 beige textile blocks -- is perched high above the Hollywood Hills in Los Feliz.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40%.

Money over privacy: more adults are living with their parents

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40%.

from Greater LA

If you're living at home with your parents, we want to hear from you. What are your top reasons for doing it? How do your parents feel about it?

Are you an adult living at home? What’s that like?

If you're living at home with your parents, we want to hear from you. What are your top reasons for doing it? How do your parents feel about it?

from Greater LA

California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.   
  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

Changing the rules around affordable housing construction

California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

from Design and Architecture

Seniors are one of the fastest demographics to fall into homelessness.

Santa Monica tries out universal basic income on seniors

Seniors are one of the fastest demographics to fall into homelessness.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit today of Proposition HHH, the billion dollar bond that voters passed in 2016 to build new housing for the homeless.   
  The…

Billion dollar housing project for LA’s homeless is plagued by runaway costs and delays

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit today of Proposition HHH, the billion dollar bond that voters passed in 2016 to build new housing for the homeless.  The…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Inglewood, a 70,000-seat stadium is more than two-thirds of the way done. It's worth $5 billion. Now has a name: SoFi Stadium.

How will SoFi Stadium change Inglewood?

In Inglewood, a 70,000-seat stadium is more than two-thirds of the way done. It's worth $5 billion. Now has a name: SoFi Stadium.

from Greater LA

P eople like Becky Dennison are working to address to one  of America’s most urgent crises with a straightforward approach.

The solution to homelessness is staring us all in the face

P eople like Becky Dennison are working to address to one  of America’s most urgent crises with a straightforward approach.

from Scheer Intelligence

California has become the third state this year - after New York and Oregon - to make advancements on statewide rent control.

State-wide rent control: Who wins, who loses?

California has become the third state this year - after New York and Oregon - to make advancements on statewide rent control.

from Greater LA

Inglewood is quickly changing in ways that its mayor, James Butts, says there’s no template for. A $5 billion dollar NFL stadium is under construction.

Gentrification hits Inglewood like it did Oakland

Inglewood is quickly changing in ways that its mayor, James Butts, says there’s no template for. A $5 billion dollar NFL stadium is under construction.

from Greater LA

A housing program that’s been called one of LA’s biggest successes is under attack.

‘Fix the City’ sues LA over program to build housing near transit hubs

A housing program that’s been called one of LA’s biggest successes is under attack.

from Greater LA