With tens of thousands of homeless people still living on the streets during the pandemic, the city and county of LA are under increasing pressure to house them to prevent further…
May. 21from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Even before COVID-19, securing a place to live in Avalon on Catalina Island was hard. There are no cars, next to no crime, and 360 degree ocean views.
May. 20from Greater LA
California officials are releasing some inmates in an attempt to reduce COVID-19 contagion behind bars. These former inmates are finding the outside world to be a strange new place.
May. 18from Greater LA
It’s tough to maintain social distance inside jails and prisons. California officials are turning to zero cash bail so some inmates are released early.
On May 7, KCRW hosted an event on what renters and homeowners can do about their financial stresses.
May. 8from KCRW Features
There are fears that COVID-19 could spread easily in homeless encampments.
May. 7from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The idea of denser development near transit hubs is popular with city planners. It could increase the amount of affordable housing and decrease car commuting.
May. 6from Greater LA
An apartment building in Hollywood called Treehouse was designed for co-living and face-to-face interactions between residents.
Last month, Governor Newsom launched Project Roomkey , a statewide effort to provide temporary accommodations for unhoused residents who are particularly at risk during this…
May. 5from Greater LA
Benito Flores remembers the first day he moved into his new home in Los Angeles.
He says it was mid-March, and he hadn’t felt the security of a solid roof over his head in nearly…
May. 4from Greater LA
LA renters are feeling the financial impacts of COVID-19, especially on the first of the month.
Rent is due May 1, and as Angelenos face rising economic hardships due to COVID-19, LA’s City Council has taken up the issue of tenant protections.
But some proposed measures…
Apr. 29from Greater LA
Ghazal is an artist, writer, and freelance makeup artist living in Highland Park (she’s withholding her last name for safety reasons).
Pandemics can bring about innovation, especially in design and architecture. Sam Lubell talks to DnA about changes that may come to buildings and urban design in response to COVID-19.
Apr. 23from Design and Architecture
Some landlords have gotten creative in trying to skirt the temporary protections for renters, says Curbed LA's Alissa Walker.
Apr. 7from Greater LA
KCRW is looking for people who have chosen not to shelter in place alone. Maybe you usually live by yourself, but are now (temporarily) staying with friends to fend off the loneliness.
Apr. 6from KCRW Features
An employee of the Union Rescue became the first person on Skid Row to be diagnosed with COVID-19. He was picking up and delivering basic supplies like food and first aid equipment.
Apr. 2from Greater LA
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to lost jobs for many people in LA. They may not be able to pay rent. How are they and their landlords dealing with that possibility?
Mar. 26from Greater LA
One Highland Park house has 25 beds that typically stay full. But now only 15 people live there. Some left for fear of their health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar. 19from Greater LA
Senate Bill 50 was the polarizing housing bill that proposed overriding local zoning in order to increase density around transit.
Mar. 5from Press Play with Madeleine Brand