Housing & Development

LAHSA’s “reimagined” winter shelter program provides both beds and motel vouchers to unhoused Angelenos looking to stay warm.

from Greater LA

Rex Richardson will be Long Beach’s first Black mayor. He wants to make the city a model for addressing housing, homelessness, and public safety.

from Greater LA

A group of 14 unhoused veterans in Los Angeles have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the VA, alleging the federal agency is depriving them of housing.

Homeless veterans in Los Angeles sue VA, demanding housing

A group of 14 unhoused veterans in Los Angeles have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the VA, alleging the federal agency is depriving them of housing.

from Greater LA

Two years after they fought for the right to live in vacant, state-owned houses in El Sereno, a group of activists are facing eviction. They hope to stay in the houses for good.

Activists who occupied vacant El Sereno houses now face eviction

Two years after they fought for the right to live in vacant, state-owned houses in El Sereno, a group of activists are facing eviction. They hope to stay in the houses for good.

from Greater LA

Measures ULA and LH both aim to increase LA’s stock of affordable housing in different ways: with new tax funds and a new license to build.

2 city ballot measures attempt to take on LA’s housing crisis

Measures ULA and LH both aim to increase LA’s stock of affordable housing in different ways: with new tax funds and a new license to build.

from Greater LA

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

To relieve LA homelessness, Caruso and Bass plan to seek federal funding

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

from Greater LA

In “Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles,” Frances Anderton tracks a history of housing centered on shared space.

‘Common Ground’: Innovative design meets neighborly lifestyle

In “Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles,” Frances Anderton tracks a history of housing centered on shared space.

from Greater LA

A 29-year-old consultant in LA shares how he and his wife bought their first condo for $859,000. The CEO of the National Housing Conference explains whether it’s better to rent or buy.

$859,000 for 2B/2B condo in LA: How this 29-year-old pulled it off

A 29-year-old consultant in LA shares how he and his wife bought their first condo for $859,000. The CEO of the National Housing Conference explains whether it’s better to rent or buy.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The City of LA will open the Section 8 housing voucher waitlist next month.

30,000 Section 8 housing vouchers hit LA. Will stigma disappear?

The City of LA will open the Section 8 housing voucher waitlist next month.

from Greater LA

California developers can provide fewer parking spaces in new buildings located a half mile from major transit stops, thanks to Gov. Newsom recently signing AB 2097.

Will fewer parking spaces mean more affordable housing?

California developers can provide fewer parking spaces in new buildings located a half mile from major transit stops, thanks to Gov. Newsom recently signing AB 2097.

from Greater LA

If you're buying your first home, we want to hear from you. What's the process been like, what kind of a home are you looking for, what are your biggest pain points?

First-time homebuyer? KCRW wants to hear your experience

If you're buying your first home, we want to hear from you. What's the process been like, what kind of a home are you looking for, what are your biggest pain points?

The City and County of LA are phasing out pandemic-related eviction moratoriums. What will it mean for struggling renters and landlords?

How will end of COVID-era housing safety nets affect renters and landlords?

The City and County of LA are phasing out pandemic-related eviction moratoriums. What will it mean for struggling renters and landlords?

from Greater LA

Penny Wolin photographed intimate portraits of people who lived at Hollywood’s St. Francis Hotel in 1975. Now they’re published in a book called “Guest Register.”

‘Guest Register’: Portraits of LA hotel residents ‘hit a universal chord’

Penny Wolin photographed intimate portraits of people who lived at Hollywood’s St. Francis Hotel in 1975. Now they’re published in a book called “Guest Register.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The results of LA’s annual homeless count show a 4.1% increase in the number of people living on the streets and in shelters countywide since 2020, and a 1.7% increase in the City of…

LA County homelessness up, but growth is slowing

The results of LA’s annual homeless count show a 4.1% increase in the number of people living on the streets and in shelters countywide since 2020, and a 1.7% increase in the City of…

from Greater LA

Asking prices have been falling for many Southern California homes over the last few months. Is this a blip or a sign of a long-term trend?

Home interest rates have doubled, Angelenos still putting down cash offers

Asking prices have been falling for many Southern California homes over the last few months. Is this a blip or a sign of a long-term trend?

from Greater LA

As a heat wave continues in California, policies about air conditioning access are distorted, says a USC professor. And 20% of LA households don’t have AC.

Universal AC access? CA’s power grid likely can’t handle it

As a heat wave continues in California, policies about air conditioning access are distorted, says a USC professor. And 20% of LA households don’t have AC.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More Black and Brown Californians are seeking respite in the affordable and spacious Inland Empire, but the area’s long history of inequality can’t be erased overnight.

People of color find ‘room to breathe’ in the Inland Empire

More Black and Brown Californians are seeking respite in the affordable and spacious Inland Empire, but the area’s long history of inequality can’t be erased overnight.

from Greater LA

LA City Council is considering a proposal to end COVID-era eviction protections. Landlords say they need the income amid inflation.

Higher rent in LA: More building repairs, more evictions?

LA City Council is considering a proposal to end COVID-era eviction protections. Landlords say they need the income amid inflation.

from Greater LA

The LA Times’ Melody Gutierrez grew up in a 700-square foot homestead in Wonder Valley. She just visited the now-abandoned and dilapidated structure for the first time in 25 years.

Visiting childhood home shows reporter how easy her life is today

The LA Times’ Melody Gutierrez grew up in a 700-square foot homestead in Wonder Valley. She just visited the now-abandoned and dilapidated structure for the first time in 25 years.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

To relieve LA homelessness, Caruso and Bass plan to seek federal funding

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

from Greater LA