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Watts residents, 40+ organizations, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, Mayor Bass’ Office, and Council District 15 committed to improving the public, environmental, and economic health of the Watts community.
And the later $35 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation (CNI) grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Watts Rising Collaborative has been executing projects aimed toward benefiting the residents of Watts by promoting economic development, improving public health, engaging the community, reducing greenhouse gases, avoiding displacement, and beautifying the community.
over 3000 trees planted on Watts streets and within housing developments.
homes in Watts have solar panels installed.
pounds of produce distributed to local residents and/or redirected from landfills to local composting efforts.
Watts Rising offers a number of ways to get involved in creating a greener, healthier Watts, from free services and programs like solar panels and trees for your home, to joining a walking club or a school safety collaborative, and much more. To explore some of the programs eligible to Watts residents, please visit our Programs and Services Sign Up page.