We believe that developments should celebrate and promote the humanity of a local community. That is why we partner with individuals in the local community. A few of our local partnerships are outlined below.
"Stuff I Eat" Restaurant
Chef Babette is a celebrated chef and co-owner of the restaurant "Stuff I Eat", which offers vegan soul food to the Ingelwood community in Los Angeles. Chef Babette's food is celebrated by media outlets across the U.S., including BuzzFeed Video.
Creative Housing Associates is working with Chef Babette to create the first sit-down restaurant in Watts since the 1965 Watts Riots. Born in Watts, Chef Babette will create a health-conscious menu that caters to local tastes. Moreover, she plans to promote healthy eating and exercise habits for individuals in the Watts community.
Ron Finley the "Gangsta Gardener"
Ron Finley will have a garden in the Watts Gateway project. His goal—and our goal—is to increase the amount of healthy vegetables and fruits in Watts, California. Ron is globally renowned for his efforts in healthy eating and preparation. Click here to learn more about Ron.
The Teen Project
CHA has partnered with "The Teen Project," which provides resources to teens aging out of the foster system. Lauri Burns, the founder of the "The Teen Project," was once a foster child that experienced prostitution, homelessness, and drug addiction after leaving the foster system. Rescued at age 23, she eventually created "The Teen Project" so other foster children would not face the challenges that she faced. Her efforts have received praise from numerous luminaries and organizations across the U.S.
Specifically, CHA will assist "The Teen Project" by developing housing to accommodate more foster children from the L.A. area.
PVJOBS and Creative Housing Associates interviewed youths of Inglewood, CA regarding the redevelopment of Market Street. The video shows how redevelopment can not only impact a neighborhood's atmosphere, but its economic vitality.