Housing & Development

After the eviction, Dominique Walker said to the press, “This house was a statement. It was a symbol of what needs to happen in Oakland. This was an absolute victory. ...

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In LA, choosing where to buy coffee is about more what that soy latte tastes like.  “I'll go to a spot where the coffee may not be that good, but the vibe is right.  ... I'll just…

from Greater LA

California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his annual state budget today, which exceeds $220 billion. He wants to devote a billion of that to helping the homeless.

Gov. Newsom’s budget focuses on homelessness

California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his annual state budget today, which exceeds $220 billion. He wants to devote a billion of that to helping the homeless.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What would you do for a roof over your head if you became homeless? Dominique Walker of Oakland faced that reality. Her solution was to squat in someone else’s house.

Oakland mom on why she squatted in a vacant house

What would you do for a roof over your head if you became homeless? Dominique Walker of Oakland faced that reality. Her solution was to squat in someone else’s house.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The story of Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria starts in typical California fashion -- with an orange juice stand.

The rise and demise of Carpinteria’s Santa Claus Lane

The story of Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria starts in typical California fashion -- with an orange juice stand.

from KCRW Features

As Los Angeles prepares for the 2028 Olympics, local activists are calling attention to the displacement of low-income communities in the city, blaming the Olympics as a tool of…

Local activists target Olympic preparations as catalyst of gentrification

As Los Angeles prepares for the 2028 Olympics, local activists are calling attention to the displacement of low-income communities in the city, blaming the Olympics as a tool of…

from Greater LA

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” had its glitzy premiere on Monday. That’s 42 years after the original movie came out in 1977.

Should Hollywood Boulevard always be closed to cars?

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” had its glitzy premiere on Monday. That’s 42 years after the original movie came out in 1977.

from Greater LA

The Los Angeles County General Hospital was considered a state-of-the-art institution when it opened in December 1933 amid the Great Depression.

Could an iconic abandoned hospital ease LA’s housing crisis?

The Los Angeles County General Hospital was considered a state-of-the-art institution when it opened in December 1933 amid the Great Depression.

from Design and Architecture

So here is a fairytale for you: a house for a family with a large yard in Los Angeles for sale at around $12,000.

How Cinderella Homes brought fantasy to the suburbs

So here is a fairytale for you: a house for a family with a large yard in Los Angeles for sale at around $12,000.

from Design and Architecture

In the past five years, rents in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties have increased by 27%, while median wages have only grown by 8%, according to a new housing report released by the…

Grassroots survey highlights Central Coast housing crisis

In the past five years, rents in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties have increased by 27%, while median wages have only grown by 8%, according to a new housing report released by the…

from KCRW Features

A judge ruled that Orange County cannot arrest people for sleeping in public spaces if there are no alternatives.

Orange County homelessness: Growing pains in creating emergency shelters and the search for long term solutions

A judge ruled that Orange County cannot arrest people for sleeping in public spaces if there are no alternatives.

from Greater LA

Silver Lake -- known for its lovely houses clambering the hills, hip residents and progressive politics -- is going through a big transition.   
  
  In the center of the…

Debate over what to do about the Silver Lake Reservoir

Silver Lake -- known for its lovely houses clambering the hills, hip residents and progressive politics -- is going through a big transition.  In the center of the…

from Greater LA

In past growth spurts in L.A., most new development sprung up on virgin land. No longer. 21st century Los Angeles is built out.

Best of 2019: Spaces and places

In past growth spurts in L.A., most new development sprung up on virgin land. No longer. 21st century Los Angeles is built out.

XOTX Tropico Nursery, founded in 1988, is a haven for endangered plant life. But now it’s endangered itself. The owner is required to vacate the nursery by December 30.

A West Hollywood ‘botanical museum’ will soon be uprooted

XOTX Tropico Nursery, founded in 1988, is a haven for endangered plant life. But now it’s endangered itself. The owner is required to vacate the nursery by December 30.

from Greater LA

A dramatic decision by a little-known planning agency may impact how much new housing goes up in your city.

SCAG calls on rich cities to build more housing. Will Beverly Hills heed the call?

A dramatic decision by a little-known planning agency may impact how much new housing goes up in your city.

from Design and Architecture

The executive director of LAHSA announced today that he'll leave the city-county agency at the end of this month. The departure is voluntary, he says.

Exit interview: Peter Lynn of the LA Homeless Services Authority

The executive director of LAHSA announced today that he'll leave the city-county agency at the end of this month. The departure is voluntary, he says.

from Greater LA

On Tuesday, November 12th, following several years of community meetings led by the Health Innovation Community Partnership and actions taken by Supervisor Solis, the Board of…

Could an iconic abandoned hospital ease LA’s housing crisis?

On Tuesday, November 12th, following several years of community meetings led by the Health Innovation Community Partnership and actions taken by Supervisor Solis, the Board of…

With nearly 60,000 people homeless across LA County, it continues to be a top issue for many people.

Nearly all Angelenos see homelessness as a serious problem, poll finds

With nearly 60,000 people homeless across LA County, it continues to be a top issue for many people.

from Greater LA

Two-bedroom units in Pasadena often sell for $700,000. So how could one cost $75,000? Caltrans owns it.

For Caltrans tenants, one last shot at home ownership

Two-bedroom units in Pasadena often sell for $700,000. So how could one cost $75,000? Caltrans owns it.

from Greater LA

Trojan Shelter is a new homeless shelter in LA, where college students receive three meals a day, peer-to-peer counseling, and assistance in finding permanent housing.

USC’s Trojan Shelter helps unhoused college students

Trojan Shelter is a new homeless shelter in LA, where college students receive three meals a day, peer-to-peer counseling, and assistance in finding permanent housing.

from Greater LA