Thomas Safran & Associates is a real estate development firm. The company specializes in developing and managing affordable rental housing throughout Southern California. In its commitment to the well-being of its residents, Thomas Safran & Associates implements many resident services, including social, recreational, educational, vocational and fitness programs for communities. The company also caters to the diverse needs of its residents, including the elderly and mobility impaired. More than 3,000 units are owned and operated by the company, which has been in business for more than 30 years. Many awards have been bestowed upon the company by industry and government organizations. Company founder and chairman, Thomas L. Safran, has belonged to many housing organizations, including the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, and is involved in Los Angeles area cultural organizations.