SoCal's Housing Crisis |

Special Report: Deceit, Disrepair and Death Inside a Southern California Rental Empire

Illustration: Dan Carino
| Bedbugs. Mold. Typhus. The list of problems at some of Southern California’s low-rent properties is extensive. Many of the tenants who endure these issues all have one thing in common: a management company, PAMA Management, and a landlord, Mike Nijjar, with a long track record of frequent evictions and health and safety violations.

​Facing Eviction in L.A., This Vietnamese Grandmother Fought Back

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L.A.'s Chinatown has long drawn newcomers from China and Southeast Asia. In recent years, gentrification has been squeezing some of these immigrants out.

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County Supervisors Approve More Urban Sprawl in Tejon Ranch

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Developers just got the green light to build a city with nearly 20,000 homes on the L.A.-Kern County line. Some residents are less than thrilled.

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County Supervisors vote to expand housing for at-risk youth

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The unanimous vote asks programs to see if it's financially possible to expand housing options for people coming out of foster care and the juvenile justice system.

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Here's a break down of the Prop 10 rent control measure

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One side says it will help keep housing affordable. The other side says it will make the state’s housing problems worse, and more expensive. It’s more than a little confusing.

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Bridge housing project opens doors to its first residents

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The facility gets people off the streets and on track to find permanent homes. But the beds filled up quickly, and there were still dozens sleeping in tents nearby.

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Antelope Valley housing project one step closer to reality

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The Centennial Housing Project would add 20,000 homes 70 miles northeast of LA. Despite protest, the LA County Regional Planning Commission recommended its approval.

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Rent Strikes Are Making A Comeback In L.A.

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About 100 years ago, in cities with an affordable housing shortage, tenants went on strike—withholding rent from their landlord to protest poor conditions. As the cost of housing spirals up, rent strikes are making a comeback.

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