Housing & Development

The number of Orange County’s unhoused population surpassed pre-pandemic levels, according to the Point in Time Count , as the county pushed for more federal funding.

from KCRW Features

Actor Chris Pratt razed an architecturally significant house. Another wealthy homeowner wants to demolish Marilyn Monroe’s former home. What are LA’s historic preservation rules?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

FORT:LA and housing advocates Frances Anderton and David Kersh have created an innovative online resource called “ Awesome and Affordable: Great Housing Now .”

Your new affordable housing guide from FORT:LA and Frances Anderton

FORT:LA and housing advocates Frances Anderton and David Kersh have created an innovative online resource called “ Awesome and Affordable: Great Housing Now .”

from KCRW Features

LA City Council officials have announced plans to eliminate traffic lanes, widen sidewalks, and add bike and bus lanes to a three-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard.

Hollywood Boulevard: Expect more room for cyclists, walkers, buses

LA City Council officials have announced plans to eliminate traffic lanes, widen sidewalks, and add bike and bus lanes to a three-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It could soon be a lot cheaper to sell your home. A prominent industry group for realtors just agreed to lower commissions. What does this mean for the housing market?

After class-action lawsuit, real estate commissions are going down

It could soon be a lot cheaper to sell your home. A prominent industry group for realtors just agreed to lower commissions. What does this mean for the housing market?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To make housing more affordable, President Biden is proposing new policies, some of which need Congressional approval in an election year.

Biden turns focus to housing, in a sign affordability remains a key voter concern

To make housing more affordable, President Biden is proposing new policies, some of which need Congressional approval in an election year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Karen Bass talks about the efficacy of her signature Inside Safe program, preparing LA for the Olympics, and Measure HLA.

LA Mayor Karen Bass says Olympics could help solve homelessness

Karen Bass talks about the efficacy of her signature Inside Safe program, preparing LA for the Olympics, and Measure HLA.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A seven-minute shower uses about 13 gallons of water. One group is trying to prove that efficient home upgrades can make that amount feel like plenty all day.

How to live on 13 gallons of water a day without even trying

A seven-minute shower uses about 13 gallons of water. One group is trying to prove that efficient home upgrades can make that amount feel like plenty all day.

from KCRW Features

A new ordinance regulating short-term rentals in unincorporated LA County areas requires homeowners to live on-site. The goal: more housing, fewer party houses.

Party’s over! LA supes roll out rules for short-term rentals

A new ordinance regulating short-term rentals in unincorporated LA County areas requires homeowners to live on-site. The goal: more housing, fewer party houses.

from KCRW Features

A row of tall trees separating a golf course from a historically Black neighborhood in Palm Springs is the subject of a new PBS documentary called “Racist Trees.”

In Palm Springs, were trees planted with racist intent?

A row of tall trees separating a golf course from a historically Black neighborhood in Palm Springs is the subject of a new PBS documentary called “Racist Trees.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A Malibu mansion and a humble home in Ventura have something in common: Their carbon emissions are net-zero. Is this the next trend in home building?

Zero-carbon homes exist. Can you really live in one?

A Malibu mansion and a humble home in Ventura have something in common: Their carbon emissions are net-zero. Is this the next trend in home building?

from KCRW Features

Mexico City has become a popular destination for expat musicians. That means new sonic possibilities – and fears of gentrification.

LA musicians join the ‘global beat’ in Mexico City

Mexico City has become a popular destination for expat musicians. That means new sonic possibilities – and fears of gentrification.

from KCRW Features

KCRW’s departing reporter Anna Scott talks about the gains and setbacks in housing and homelessness — after eight years covering the beat.

Anna Scott reflects on 8 years of covering LA homelessness

KCRW’s departing reporter Anna Scott talks about the gains and setbacks in housing and homelessness — after eight years covering the beat.

from Greater LA

An affordable housing developer got $114 million from Gov. Newsom’s Homekey program. Now, with little to show for it, legal and financial problems are mounting.

Developer bungles Newsom’s affordable housing program

An affordable housing developer got $114 million from Gov. Newsom’s Homekey program. Now, with little to show for it, legal and financial problems are mounting.

from Greater LA

An affordable housing developer got $114 million from Gov. Newsom’s Homekey program. Now, with little to show for it, legal and financial problems are mounting.

Developer bungles Newsom’s affordable housing program

An affordable housing developer got $114 million from Gov. Newsom’s Homekey program. Now, with little to show for it, legal and financial problems are mounting.

from Greater LA

An exhibit by artist Judy Branfman features photography, poetry, and a giant map to examine policies that led to the removal of nearly 1,500 rent-controlled units in the beachside…

Venice Beach’s steep loss of affordable housing: Track it in art exhibit

An exhibit by artist Judy Branfman features photography, poetry, and a giant map to examine policies that led to the removal of nearly 1,500 rent-controlled units in the beachside…

from Greater LA

Rent-stabilized tenants in LA could see an increase in February as high as 7%. Landlords say it’s necessary to keep up with expenses.

Rent could go up 7% for many LA tenants next year

Rent-stabilized tenants in LA could see an increase in February as high as 7%. Landlords say it’s necessary to keep up with expenses.

from Greater LA

The Aetna Street Collective came together three years ago to advocate for a tight-knit unhoused community facing harassment and street sweeps.

‘Inside Safe’ and sweeps didn’t help unhoused residents on Aetna Street

The Aetna Street Collective came together three years ago to advocate for a tight-knit unhoused community facing harassment and street sweeps.

from Greater LA

Unhoused Angelenos in temporary shelters will get priority for many city-funded affordable housing units — under policy shift enacted by Mayor Karen Bass.

Karen Bass introduces new system for homeless housing

Unhoused Angelenos in temporary shelters will get priority for many city-funded affordable housing units — under policy shift enacted by Mayor Karen Bass.

from Greater LA

The industrial city with a population of just 222 is poised to add up to 874 new units of housing.

Vernon’s population could quadruple due to new zoning change

The industrial city with a population of just 222 is poised to add up to 874 new units of housing.

from Greater LA