The energy and dedication of our resident board members and volunteers, combined with the strong support of partner organizations like Legal Aid, the Virginia Organizing Project, ENPHRONT and the National Low Income Housing Coalition, have enabled PHAR to become a nationally recognized model of grassroots organizing and resident empowerment.
PHAR is the training ground for new leaders who are becoming empowered to organize with our neighbors to make positive change happen where we live and work. PHAR believes that, given the opportunity, people are capable of obtaining skills to acquire self-worth, self-confidence and self-sufficiency, with the ultimate goal of self-empowerment.
P -- Perseverance -- Able to withstand change; acknowledge the need to move forward; able to turn adversity into positive outcomes.
H -- Honesty -- Stand up and organize around issues that represent truth and justice; able to not only do things right but to do the right thing.
A -- Action -- Able to plan, strategize and turn ideas into programs and policies; a working organization that can get results.
R -- Resourcefulness -- PHAR has been able to grow, despite minimal resources, because it is rooted in a foundation whose primary interest is the lives of all public housing and Section 8 residents.
PHAR EDUCATES AND EMPOWERS RESIDENTS -- PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!