Long Beach, LA Lead California in Overall Prosperity—Except for Prosperity Amongst Middle Class, Low-Income Households

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Love data, reports, and rankings? Click here to scroll through our archive of all things data-driven. **** Photo by Brian Addison. Above: cranes loom over DTLB as construction for the Civic Center takes place.  Using six indicators as measurers—population, median income, home values,...
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Trio of New Studies Show Low Income, Middle Class Are Vacating California While Wealthy Move In; Housing Costs to Blame

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To view our entire coverage on housing, click here. **** Graphics courtesy of Next 10. Photo by Brian Addison. Above: construction on a housing development at Broadway and Pacific takes shape. A trio of new studies conducted by Beacon...
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When a Condemned House in California Sells for $1.23M, We’re Choosing to Create a Rich Man’s Land & Prompt Displacement

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Interested in the affordable housing conversation? Click here for our full archives. **** Above: a photo of the condemned Fremont home that sold for over a million dollars in March of 2018. Perched on the façade of 3239 Bruce...
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Free Public Talk Series Continues Jan. 11 with Discussion on Affordable Housing

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Photo by Brian Addison. Graphics by Baktaash Sorkhabi. Our free talk series, Emphasize, will continue hosting its public forums on Thursday, January 11 at 6:30PM when we tackle affordable housing with a discussion at the Art Theatre on Retro Row....
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The Severe Cognitive Dissonance With Which Long Beach NIMBYs Rail Against Housing

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Photo by Brian Addison. Above: a pedestrian overpass above the 22 Freeway entering East Long Beach. I think it’s time to stop using the word density. It’s not used correctly by the majority of media and it’s certainly not...
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How Long Beach & LA Families Are Bucking a Housing Crisis (and the American Tradition of Shaming Multi-Generational Households)

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Sitting around a table, sharing food, my friend Candice Estrada—her family from Ensenada—was talking about some idiosyncrasy of her family life when one line particularly stood out: “We used to have this huge house in Lynwood so a ton...
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These Are the Affordable Housing Projects Coming Online in Long Beach

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Love looking at renderings of upcoming developments in the city? Click here for our full archive. **** Renderings courtesy of the City of Long Beach. As I noted before, we have to be frank, Long Beach: the Unaffordability Beast is...
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