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Los Angeles livability survey: downtown skyline
USC Dornsife’s LABarometer survey asks about county residents’ housing plans, neighborhood change, experiences with racial discrimination and crime-related stress and more. (Photo/iStock)

Nearly 3 years since start of pandemic, USC Dornsife report shows how life in L.A. is changing

Overall life satisfaction continues to decline and racial discrimination against Asian and Black Angelenos remains high, but fewer people are planning to leave the county, according to a new LABarometer livability and affordability survey. 

economic housing recovery Los Angeles California
While there has been rapid progress in employment growth, unemployment and median household income since the Great Recession, there has been much less recovery in areas throughout housing. (Illustration/iStock)

Despite economic recovery, housing challenges persist in L.A. and California

A new USC analysis of the Los Angeles and Golden State economies shows that rental affordability, homeownership and certain other indicators never fully rebounded from the Great Recession.