Changing Neighborhoods & Affordability |

Is USC driving up rents in Boyle Heights?

Jill Replogle
| Residents of Boyle Heights say expansion plans at the adjacent USC Health Sciences Campus are driving up rents and fueling gentrification.

What a change to rent control restrictions could mean for you

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LA's mayor is among those supporting an initiative to lift state limitations on rent control. Will it stem sky-high housing costs — or discourage future building?

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Coastal Commission tells Laguna Beach to loosen up on Airbnb

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The Coastal Commission has a mandate to preserve and expand access to the coast and it sees short-term rentals as a key, lower-cost lodging option for visitors.

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LA considers affordable housing program for artists

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As high rents push artists out of the Arts District and Venice, the L.A. City Council is weighing a proposal to grant them special consideration in housing.

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City Council approves new plans for gentrification-wary South LA

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The development plans address some — but not all — of residents' concerns.

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UCLA students want to start their own neighborhood council

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Some students disagree with the existing Westwood council over housing developments that they say could ease the high cost of rentals around campus.

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Homebuilding is up but affordable housing is far off

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L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti says he is two-thirds of the way to his goal to build 100,000 housing units — but not everything is sunshine and roses.

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GOP tax plan could make California's housing crisis worse

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The Republican tax plan would have a "devastating" impact on the state's efforts to address affordable housing and homelessness, experts say.

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