Housing and Development

A controversial bill that would force cities throughout California to build denser housing hit a wall last week.

from Greater LA

SB 50, the controversial housing bill championed by California State Senator Scott Wiener, has been shelved for debate until next year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Jordan Downs housing project in Watts has a long history dating back to the 1940s. It’s currently undergoing a billion dollar redevelopment.

Theater project explores Jordan Downs, public housing, and gentrification

The Jordan Downs housing project in Watts has a long history dating back to the 1940s. It’s currently undergoing a billion dollar redevelopment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jackie Goldberg won an open seat to the LA Unified School District school board this week.

The pros and cons of Measure EE, a parcel tax to fund schools

Jackie Goldberg won an open seat to the LA Unified School District school board this week.

from Greater LA

There’s a $14 billion renovation going on right now at LAX, and the city is adding a whole new expansion plan on top of that with an eye towards the 2028 Olympics.

What to expect at the future LAX

There’s a $14 billion renovation going on right now at LAX, and the city is adding a whole new expansion plan on top of that with an eye towards the 2028 Olympics.

from Greater LA

Getting to LAX, from anywhere in the region, can be a big hassle, and for years there’s been criticism of public transport options.

What’s the best way to get to LAX?

Getting to LAX, from anywhere in the region, can be a big hassle, and for years there’s been criticism of public transport options.

from Greater LA

In Boyle Heights, local activists have been trying to get rid of art galleries as a way to fight gentrification.

OC Line: Santa Ana creates housing for artists

In Boyle Heights, local activists have been trying to get rid of art galleries as a way to fight gentrification.

from Greater LA

The population of Texas is growing at an almost astonishing rate.

Californians leave the beach for bigger houses in Texas

The population of Texas is growing at an almost astonishing rate.

from KCRW Features

Patrick and Dava McCoy live in Mission Viejo, in a five-bedroom suburban tract home that used to feel much more spacious.

A move to Texas brings hope of an easier life, and a bigger house

Patrick and Dava McCoy live in Mission Viejo, in a five-bedroom suburban tract home that used to feel much more spacious.

from KCRW Features

California faces a housing crisis. So a bill in the state legislature aims to get lots of housing built -- by overriding local zoning control.

What the housing density bill might do to historic neighborhoods

California faces a housing crisis. So a bill in the state legislature aims to get lots of housing built -- by overriding local zoning control.

from Design and Architecture

There are 306 residential hotels in the City of LA, containing 10,150 rooms, mostly occupied by low-income tenants.

What it’s like to live in an SRO

There are 306 residential hotels in the City of LA, containing 10,150 rooms, mostly occupied by low-income tenants.

from Greater LA

In a win for tenant rights groups, The Santa Barbara City Council has moved towards a ‘just cause’ eviction ordinance and voted 6-1 to require landlords to offer one-year leases to…

Santa Barbara city council moves towards 'just cause' eviction ordinance

In a win for tenant rights groups, The Santa Barbara City Council has moved towards a ‘just cause’ eviction ordinance and voted 6-1 to require landlords to offer one-year leases to…

from The 805

Senate Bill 50 would force Los Angeles to allow more housing near public transportation.

SB 50 would allow more housing near public transit in LA, but comes with controversy

Senate Bill 50 would force Los Angeles to allow more housing near public transportation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others a necessity.

The affluent homeless: A sleeping pod, a hired desk and a handful of clothes

Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others a necessity.

from NPR

Relly Brown’s ground-floor apartment near MacArthur Park still resembles the hotel room it once was: four walls, no kitchen and a mattress that takes up half the floor.

LA officials are housing more homeless people than ever before, but how?

Relly Brown’s ground-floor apartment near MacArthur Park still resembles the hotel room it once was: four walls, no kitchen and a mattress that takes up half the floor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In February, at an event in downtown Los Angeles, a group of architects and developers gathered to show off architectural models and renderings.

A way forward for faster and cheaper homeless housing

In February, at an event in downtown Los Angeles, a group of architects and developers gathered to show off architectural models and renderings.

from KCRW Features

The language we use to refer to people can reflect our attitudes toward them. Think: “undocumented immigrant” versus “illegal alien.”

Is there a better way to talk about homelessness?

The language we use to refer to people can reflect our attitudes toward them. Think: “undocumented immigrant” versus “illegal alien.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One year ago, LA’s City Council promised to support 222 units of homeless housing in every district by July 2020. Halfway to the deadline, progress varies greatly district to district.

LA County sees uneven progress on homeless housing

One year ago, LA’s City Council promised to support 222 units of homeless housing in every district by July 2020. Halfway to the deadline, progress varies greatly district to district.

from KCRW Features

If you have driven by the intersection of Sunset and Western over the last few years you may have noticed a yellow-wrapped, half-finished big box.

Hollywood’s long-dormant Target may finally be completed

If you have driven by the intersection of Sunset and Western over the last few years you may have noticed a yellow-wrapped, half-finished big box.

from Design and Architecture

The creation of place is as much about the social experience as the physical, especially when it comes to home. And home to many means the company of a pet.

It's a dog's life in DTLA

The creation of place is as much about the social experience as the physical, especially when it comes to home. And home to many means the company of a pet.

from Design and Architecture