The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

Open House sign that says 1-Bed room and 2-bath home for rent in South L.A.

Making the best of downtime during the pandemic

Nick Juarez, Social Media Editor April 18, 2022

For many, less time working or commuting during the pandemic allowed for more time to cook, exercise or enjoy family. La Puente resident Franco Fallone used the time to shape his future. "I went...

The recently built South Village dorms at the Cal State LA campus.

Student housing residents excited about new renovations made to the South Village

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter March 3, 2022

Prior to the construction of the South Village in 2021, Cal State LA only had student apartments for on-campus housing. Now, more students are able to call Cal State LA home. The South Village is intended...

Another closer shot of the tiny houses being close to completion

Construction, permit and staffing issues lead to delays for Eagle Rock tiny homes

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter February 26, 2022

When a project to build 48 “tiny homes” in an Eagle Rock parking lot broke ground in September, mixed emotions flooded the neighborhood from concerned homeowners to excited unhoused community members. Five...

Liza Luna Chan taking a picture behind a white screen

Housing shortage for buyers leads some agents to shift focus to sellers

Arlyn Lopez , Community News Reporter February 14, 2022

In the third year of the pandemic, the American housing market is still stuck in a strange place with low inventory and sky-high prices. The rising costs of homes and construction materials for new...

A “Mask On” COVID-19 safety sign outside the Cal State LA student dorms.

Students living in Cal State LA dorms share concerns on COVID safety

Jessica Liu, Intern reporter February 4, 2022

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Cal State LA students living in the dorms have mixed feelings on how safe it really is to live there.  Jasmine Mendoza, a criminal justice major, said that she experienced...

cream building that says La Puente Park Apartments

La Puente’s homeless population rose six-fold in just three years

Nicholas Juarez, Community News Reporter December 21, 2021

La Puente resident Maria Soto knows the fear and anxiety felt by the growing number of folks in the city who don’t have a bed to sleep in every night. That’s because she was in a similar position...

Shot of the Council members (Oscar Torres/UT)

Businesses and homeowners allocated millions in federal housing funds

Oscar Torres, Community News Reporter November 17, 2021

What has the city South Gate done with its nearly $6 million in funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in the past year or so? That was the subject of part of a council...

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