Housing & Development

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…

from 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.

from 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.

Newly released inmates face challenges around housing, support, employment

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.

from 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.

California officials turn to zero cash bail to reduce jail populations and COVID-19 contagion

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.

from Greater LA

On May 7, KCRW hosted an event on what renters and homeowners can do about their financial stresses.

Navigating unemployment and rent issues under COVID-19

On May 7, KCRW hosted an event on what renters and homeowners can do about their financial stresses.

from KCRW Features

There are fears that COVID-19 could spread easily in homeless encampments.

Activists demand more action as Project Roomkey starts placing homeless people in hotels

There are fears that COVID-19 could spread easily in homeless encampments.

from 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.

More open space, roof gardens, balconies: Rethinking urban design during COVID-19

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.

from Greater LA

An apartment building in Hollywood called Treehouse was designed for co-living and face-to-face interactions between residents.

Physically apart but supporting each other: Life inside a co-living apartment during COVID-19

An apartment building in Hollywood called Treehouse was designed for co-living and face-to-face interactions between residents.

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Last month, Governor Newsom launched    Project Roomkey   , a statewide effort to provide temporary accommodations for unhoused residents who are particularly at risk during this…

LA wants to provide hotel rooms for 15,000 unhoused people during COVID-19

Last month, Governor Newsom launched Project Roomkey , a statewide effort to provide temporary accommodations for unhoused residents who are particularly at risk during this…

from 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…

Homeless, housing insecure families occupy Caltrans properties in 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…

from Greater LA

LA renters are feeling the financial impacts of COVID-19, especially on the first of the month.

LA tenants call for rent strike on May Day

LA renters are feeling the financial impacts of COVID-19, especially on the first of the month.

from Greater LA

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…

LA City Council votes against broader eviction ban, establishes renters’ relief fund

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…

from Greater LA

Ghazal is an artist, writer, and freelance makeup artist living in Highland Park (she’s withholding her last name for safety reasons).

Despite eviction protections, Angelenos who can’t afford rent face threats from landlords

Ghazal is an artist, writer, and freelance makeup artist living in Highland Park (she’s withholding her last name for safety reasons).

from Greater LA

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.

Based on past pandemics, coronavirus will bring changes to buildings and cities

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.

from Design and Architecture

Some landlords have gotten creative in trying to skirt the temporary protections for renters, says Curbed LA's Alissa Walker.

Evictions are on hold, but Angelenos still worry about making rent during COVID-19

Some landlords have gotten creative in trying to skirt the temporary protections for renters, says Curbed LA's Alissa Walker.

from 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.

We want your story: Choosing to quarantine with others during coronavirus

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.

from 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.

Skid Row gets its first confirmed COVID-19 case, residents worry about contagion

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.

from 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?

Freeze rent and mortgage payments until Angelenos work again, urges Councilman David Ryu

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?

from 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.

Woman in LA house for 25 residents: Social distancing is tougher than it sounds

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.

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Senate Bill 50 was the polarizing housing bill that proposed overriding local zoning in order to increase density around transit.

Redesigning the American dream of home ownership for LA’s ‘missing middle’

Senate Bill 50 was the polarizing housing bill that proposed overriding local zoning in order to increase density around transit.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand