Almost 1 million affordable homes needed for Southern California poor, report says

A decline in government spending, rising rents and falling incomes have created a shortage of nearly one million affordable homes in five Southern California counties, the nonprofit California Housing Partnership Corp. reported Monday, May 22.

The five-county area needs 949,016 more affordable rentals to meet the needs of families earning 50 percent or less of the median household income, the report said.

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Los Angeles, Long Beach Port Congestion Worsens as Longshore Talks Remain Unresolved

Now, with congestion worsening at the nation’s busiest seaport complex and the Pacific Maritime Association’s suspending all ship-unloading on night shifts, all eyes turn to the warring longshore workers union and their employers, the PMA, to quickly resolve a contract through federal mediation.

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