Who Is Leaving Los Angeles Because of Housing Prices?

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The median price of a home in the LA Metro area is around a half million dollars. Housing prices and rental rates are going through the roof in LA and Orange Counties. They're so high that fewer and fewer people can afford to live where they want to. So, more and more of them are moving away. What's the breaking point? What do you have to make to afford to stay here? KCRW talked with former Angelenos now located in Austin, Kansas City and Baltimore.

We want to hear from you. So, share your story about why you're thinking about leaving, or why you could never leave. Go to KCRW.com/Leaving LA. You can read more stories from people who decided to leave.


Jordan Levine - Beacon Economics, Julie Parker - Los Angeles resident, Joel Kotkin - fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University, Christopher Hawthorne - Chief Design Officer, Mayor's Office, City of Los Angeles; former architecture critic at the Los Angeles Times - @hawthorneLAT, Gustavo Arellano - LA Times columnist and contributor to Greater LA. - @GustavoArellano

Warren Olney

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