Housing & Development

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?

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.

from Greater LA

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

Gov. Gavin Newsom says the growing homeless crisis is his No. 1 priority. But many city and county leaders, as well as activists, want more details, better coordination and dedicated funding.

California municipalities want clarity on plan to address homeless crisis

Gov. Gavin Newsom says the growing homeless crisis is his No. 1 priority. But many city and county leaders, as well as activists, want more details, better coordination and dedicated funding.

from NPR

Would you choose to rent or own a condo in a multifamily building, or own a single family home?

Redesigning the California dream

Would you choose to rent or own a condo in a multifamily building, or own a single family home?

from Design and Architecture

In Leimert Park,    Destination Crenshaw    is a 1.3 mile-long open-air, linear museum that features permanent and temporary art celebrating black life and culture.

Destination Crenshaw plays into fears about gentrification in LA

In Leimert Park, Destination Crenshaw is a 1.3 mile-long open-air, linear museum that features permanent and temporary art celebrating black life and culture.

from Greater LA

In a unanimous vote in December, councilmember Nury Martinez was elected LA City Council president, becoming the first Latina in the role.

LA City Council President Nury Martinez on fixing homelessness crisis

In a unanimous vote in December, councilmember Nury Martinez was elected LA City Council president, becoming the first Latina in the role.

from Greater LA

Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State speech today. A lot of it focused on fighting homelessness.

Gov. Newsom’s State of State speech targets homelessness

Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State speech today. A lot of it focused on fighting homelessness.

from Greater LA

Until last month, Helen Harlan lived in a five-bedroom house in Highland Park with 24 roommates.

Life after 24 roommates

Until last month, Helen Harlan lived in a five-bedroom house in Highland Park with 24 roommates.

from Greater LA

Gwendolyn Lang, an 80-year-old widow, lived with two of her adult sons. At the time, the bank foreclosed on her home.

Homeowner faced foreclosure. Did she get to stay?

Gwendolyn Lang, an 80-year-old widow, lived with two of her adult sons. At the time, the bank foreclosed on her home.

from Greater LA

In December, we brought you a story about XOTX-Tropico Nursery, an exotic plant store in West Hollywood.

Resistance wasn’t futile: XOTX-Tropico Nursery returns

In December, we brought you a story about XOTX-Tropico Nursery, an exotic plant store in West Hollywood.

from Greater LA

Movie villains may want to blow up the planet. But they have great taste in architecture.

Why movie villains have the best houses

Movie villains may want to blow up the planet. But they have great taste in architecture.

from Design and Architecture

City Councilman Jose Huizar held a press conference on Monday about his 4-year-old plan to revamp downtown’s Pershing Square.

Pershing Square is overdue for a facelift. Will it get attention?

City Councilman Jose Huizar held a press conference on Monday about his 4-year-old plan to revamp downtown’s Pershing Square.

from Greater LA

The state of California wants cities in the southland to build 1.3 million new housing units in the next 10 years.

OC cities oppose state housing mandate

The state of California wants cities in the southland to build 1.3 million new housing units in the next 10 years.

from Greater LA

This Tuesday through Thursday, Los Angeles County will conduct its annual “point in time” count of people experiencing homelessness around the region. We get the basics.

LA County conducts annual homeless count this week

This Tuesday through Thursday, Los Angeles County will conduct its annual “point in time” count of people experiencing homelessness around the region. We get the basics.

from Greater LA

After the eviction, Dominique Walker said to the press, “This house was a statement. It was a symbol of what needs to happen in Oakland. This was an absolute victory. ...

Moms squatting in Oakland house are evicted. What’s next for the moms and the house?

After the eviction, Dominique Walker said to the press, “This house was a statement. It was a symbol of what needs to happen in Oakland. This was an absolute victory. ...

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In LA, choosing where to buy coffee is about more what that soy latte tastes like.   
  “I'll go to a spot where the coffee may not be that good, but the vibe is right.  ... I'll just…

Coffee shops in gentrifying neighborhoods: Why design matters

In LA, choosing where to buy coffee is about more what that soy latte tastes like.  “I'll go to a spot where the coffee may not be that good, but the vibe is right.  ... I'll just…

from Greater LA

California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his annual state budget today, which exceeds $220 billion. He wants to devote a billion of that to helping the homeless.

Gov. Newsom’s budget focuses on homelessness

California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his annual state budget today, which exceeds $220 billion. He wants to devote a billion of that to helping the homeless.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What would you do for a roof over your head if you became homeless? Dominique Walker of Oakland faced that reality. Her solution was to squat in someone else’s house.

Oakland mom on why she squatted in a vacant house

What would you do for a roof over your head if you became homeless? Dominique Walker of Oakland faced that reality. Her solution was to squat in someone else’s house.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand