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L.A. County got a record 21,631 homeless people into housing in the past year. But a breakdown of that number obtained by The Times shows a much more complicated picture of who gets housed and how.
HUD says L.A. failed to ensure properties built with public money were accessible to people who use wheelchairs or have other disabilities.
Oregon has advanced the most ambitious response to housing affordability challenges in the country while California Gov. Gavin Newsom and lawmakers have struggled to pass strong renter protections and legislation that would significantly increase the state’s supply of homes.
A law allows sanitation crews in Los Angeles to seize and destroy property kept by homeless people on city sidewalks. A new lawsuit challenges that practice.
Foreign purchases of U.S. residential real estate fell 36% to the lowest annual rate since 2013, as slowing overseas economies, the strong dollar and the White House’s anti-immigrant rhetoric put a chill on demand.
A coalition of skid row advocates accused Los Angeles of wanting to give the bulk of skid row over to luxury housing developers, ignoring the thousands of people living in tents and shelters in the blighted downtown district.
When Eric Garcetti ran for mayor six years ago, he rode a wave of anger over the political power wielded by the union that represents workers at the Department of Water and Power — and later vowed to reform the agency that Los Angeles residents love to hate.
Property owners and residents of shelters on skid row are going to court to block a contentious legal settlement that restricts Los Angeles’ ability to clear homeless encampments in the heavily blighted downtown district.
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After a series of tense exchanges over California wildfires, the Trump administration and the state have agreed to continue their firefighting partnership under existing reimbursement rates.
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