L.A. Planning Commission Begins Dissection Of Proposed Downtown Community PlanThe Los Angeles Planning Commission Thursday took up the proposed Downtown Community Plan, but following several hours of presentation, public comment and some discussion, opted to resume deliberations on Aug. 26.
'They Feel Held Hostage In Their Apartments': Neighbors Concerned About Growing Homeless Population In Beverly GroveNeighbors in Beverly Grove are concerned about the growing homeless population in the area, saying that the unhoused seem to be making many more public spaces 'home' lately. 
LA Launches Program To Accelerate Granny Flat Construction ProcessThe program will provide homeowners with preapproved granny flat designs that they can choose from in order to speed up the permitting process.
Report: California Housing Affordability Racially DividedThe percentage of Black and Latino buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced single-family home in California in 2020 was about 20 percent, compared to 38 percent for white households and 43 percent for buyers of Asian descent, according to a report released Wednesday by the Los Angeles-based California Association of Realtors.
San Bernardino, Hemet Among The Top 10 Cheapest Calif. Cities For RentersSan Bernardino came in at No. 10 on the list with an average rent of $1,257 a month for a one bedroom.
Controversial Housing Development To Be Built On Possible Mountain Lion HabitatThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was sent a letter Tuesday warning of a possible mountain lion dwelling where the controversial Northlake housing development is expected to be built. 
‘The Course We Are On Is Unsustainable’; Apple Announces $2.5 Billion Investment In New HousingThe company laid out a five-point plan, including $1 billion for an affordable housing investment fund and $1 billion in mortgage assistance for first-time home buyers.
Facebook Announces $1B Investment To Address California's Affordable Housing CrisisThe investment will be used to "help essential workers such as teachers, nurses and first responders live closer to the communities that rely on them," according to a news release.
Analysis: New Los Angeles-Area Teachers Spending 85 Percent Of Income On RentAn analysis from Zillow found that entry-level teachers in the Los Angeles metropolitan area are spending more than 85 percent of their income on the typical rent, compared with 52 percent for mid-level teachers and just short of 40 percent for the highest-paid teachers.
Sky-High LA Rents Give Rise To Co-Living CommunitiesThey look even more sparse than college dorm rooms – living quarters that give each renter a pod, or bunk bed complete with TV and space to store some luggage. But bathrooms, kitchens and living areas – all of that is shared, for a monthly rent of $1,000.
South Gate Residents Protest Downey Homeless Project Close To Their NeighborhoodSouth Gate residents were protesting in Downey on Saturday over plans for a veterans housing project on Los Angeles County property.