The Little Tokyo Senior Residents Association (LTSRA) seeks to represent the 1,200 residents living in five affrodable housing complexes and three residential hotels in Little Tokyo. The mission of LTSRA is to identify and represent the needs and rights of low-income senior residents in Little Tokyo, and to increase their involvement in issues of concern to them, and in civic life generally.
Community Organizing also includes working to build and strengthen the community coalition necessary to enable Little Tokyo as a whole to weigh in on issues of development--whether it be private developments or public transit. Working through the Little Tokyo Community Council and other coalition bodies, LTSC continues to play a role in the cultural and historic preservation of Little Tokyo. LTSC has tangibly contributed by renovating three out of the 15 buildings in the Little Tokyo Historic District on First Street: the San Pedro Firm Building, the Union Center for the Arts, and most recently, the Far East Building.