Housing & Development

The owner of LA’s Chateau Marmont recently announced plans to turn it into a members-only property by the end of the year. It’s fallen on hard times since the pandemic took hold.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Boyle Heights community gardeners are attempting to stop a cell phone tower from being built due to their 5G fears.

from Greater LA

Last year, DJM Capital and Gaw Capital bought Hollywood and Highland.

Hollywood and Highland gets new owners and $100 million redesign

Last year, DJM Capital and Gaw Capital bought Hollywood and Highland.

from Greater LA

One of LA’s largest homeless encampments was on a waterfront stretch of Beacon Street in San Pedro.

Encampment cleanups resume in San Pedro

One of LA’s largest homeless encampments was on a waterfront stretch of Beacon Street in San Pedro.

from Greater LA

"Everybody says we're in this together, but I kind of feel that landlords are being hanged to dry, I mean left out to fend for themselves," says Evelyn Garcia, who manages a seven-unit…

Landlords are left to fend for themselves: LA apartment manager on lack of protections

"Everybody says we're in this together, but I kind of feel that landlords are being hanged to dry, I mean left out to fend for themselves," says Evelyn Garcia, who manages a seven-unit…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In a Brooklyn housing project in 1969, an old church deacon known as Sportcoat walks into the courtyard in the middle of the day and shoots the neighborhood drug dealer.

‘Deacon King Kong’ is set in NY housing project, shows big picture of Black life

In a Brooklyn housing project in 1969, an old church deacon known as Sportcoat walks into the courtyard in the middle of the day and shoots the neighborhood drug dealer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA is rolling out the largest coronavirus-related rental assistance program in the country this week.

New LA program gives rent relief. But tenants must be fast and lucky to get it

LA is rolling out the largest coronavirus-related rental assistance program in the country this week.

from Greater LA

There are 66,000 people experiencing homelessness in LA County.

How tough it is to coordinate all the hands working to solve LA homelessness

There are 66,000 people experiencing homelessness in LA County.

from Greater LA

Heidi Marston is the new executive director of LAHSA.

New LA homelessness director: ‘Police officers can't be social workers’

Heidi Marston is the new executive director of LAHSA.

from Greater LA

More than 66,000 people now live on the streets of LA County, a 13% rise year over year. The numbers are up for the fifth time in six years.

LA and US district judge agree to get thousands of unhoused Angelenos into shelters

More than 66,000 people now live on the streets of LA County, a 13% rise year over year. The numbers are up for the fifth time in six years.

from Greater LA

New numbers released Friday show that the city and county’s homeless population are still growing, even though Angelenos are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in tax money to…

LA homelessness jumped 13%, before the pandemic hit

New numbers released Friday show that the city and county’s homeless population are still growing, even though Angelenos are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in tax money to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Homelessness is up in Los Angeles County for the third time in four years, a result of an ever-growing number of people falling out of the housing market. The number has grown despite…

LA County’s homeless population swells to 66,000, as growing number of people fall out of the housing market

Homelessness is up in Los Angeles County for the third time in four years, a result of an ever-growing number of people falling out of the housing market. The number has grown despite…

from KCRW Features

KCRW’s Anna Scott spent more than a year with Christine Curtiss as she tried to find housing. Scott tried to learn why it’s so challenging to solve LA’s homelessness problem.

KCRW’s ‘Samaritans’: A shelter to call home, for now

KCRW’s Anna Scott spent more than a year with Christine Curtiss as she tried to find housing. Scott tried to learn why it’s so challenging to solve LA’s homelessness problem.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW reporter Anna Scott started following Christine Curtiss more than a year ago — to get a better sense of why LA’s homelessness problem is so difficult to solve.   
  In part three…

KCRW’s ‘Samaritans’: Mayor Garcetti gives advice on a rainy day

KCRW reporter Anna Scott started following Christine Curtiss more than a year ago — to get a better sense of why LA’s homelessness problem is so difficult to solve.  In part three…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The rent is due for a lot of people on Monday, June 1. Many can’t afford to pay. Tens of thousands of tenants are striking in this pandemic, refusing to pay.

With rent almost due, LA City Council considers $100 million relief plan

The rent is due for a lot of people on Monday, June 1. Many can’t afford to pay. Tens of thousands of tenants are striking in this pandemic, refusing to pay.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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…

LA officials can't agree on how to shelter homeless people living near freeways

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.

Life on Catalina Island: Multiple jobs, years-long housing waitlist

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