The Housing Crisis

Explore how Long Beach's many communities are experiencing change, for better or worse, in response to the city's rapid development. Some articles were published in collaboration with KCET’s City Rising series, a documentary program that traces gentrification and displacement through a lens of historical discriminatory practices.
A man stands in front of a store while wearing a brown hat on his head, a black t-shirt, and a blue long sleeve shirt.

A neglected crisis: A look at homelessness in Long Beach — Commentary

Dec. 2, 2020 / By

In the first story from a series on being unhoused during the pandemic, Youth Reporter Ceferino Martirez brings attention to how this crisis is being neglected.

Amid Development Craze, At-Risk Khmer Market Finds Hope in Community

Dec. 19, 2018 / By
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This longtime staple of Cambodian food in Long Beach just might have a chance to survive following an outpour of support from residents. Find out why.

‘Hotel of Horrors’ Opens Friday to Expose Housing and Worker Problems

Oct. 24, 2018 / By and
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Yikes! This Friday, the youth at Khmer Girls in Action will open their annual Halloween event to the public to talk about major issues on the ballot.

Khmer Youth Hustle Votes for Hotel Workers, Rent Control

Oct. 19, 2018 / By
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Youth are spending afterschool phone banking and knocking on doors so Long Beachers can show up strong for the election.

ANALYSIS: Does Rent Control Lead to More Evictions?

Aug. 14, 2018 / By
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A fair and deep dive on one major question.