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COVID-19 L.A. County vulnerable populations
Vulnerable populations are likely to bear the brunt of the coronavirus, making identifying and distributing resources to these groups essential to stopping the virus’ spread in L.A. County. (Graphic/Courtesy of Esri; U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2014-18 5-year estimates, Table B09008, B09021)

How will COVID-19 impact L.A. County’s most vulnerable communities?

A new USC Dornsife analysis of marginalized communities in Los Angeles County reveals who will be hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, including seniors and undocumented workers.

Policy/Law
Airbnb rent increase research
USC researchers found that areas with an increase in Airbnb listings also had a small increase in rental rates and housing prices. The impact may be worse in cities like Los Angeles with a high demand for housing and limited rental availabilities. (Photo/Ryan Kim, Airbnb)

How much does Airbnb really affect rents and housing prices?

Research indicates that Airbnb is increasing rent and housing prices in certain areas, including Los Angeles. USC professors weigh in on how cities — and the company itself — can set rules that will benefit local communities.