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Dave Norris, Charlottesville Mayor

Dave Norris, Charlottesville Mayor

We need PHAR because residents need to be at the table when decisions are made that affect their lives. PHAR has a proven track record of bringing people together to improve their communities. It's serious work, but PHAR people also know how to have fun!


Deirdre Gilmore

Deirdre Gilmore

PHAR stands as a nationally recognized organization with deep ties in the public housing community and with many successes in our work to improve the community.


Harold Folley, Organizer, Virginia Organizing Project

Harold Folley, Organizer, Virginia Organizing Project

We need PHAR because we need a strong voice for all Housing Authority residents. Many voices are greater than one!


Joy Johnson, Vice Chair, PHAR Board of Directors

Joy Johnson, Vice Chair, PHAR Board of Directors

We need PHAR because low-income residents, especially public housing residents, do not have a voice politically on the National, State or Local levels. PHAR is the only organization that will meet residents where they are and still educate them on their rights.


Kathleen Glenn, Former Deputy Director, CRHA

Kathleen Glenn, Former Deputy Director, CRHA

PHAR creates an opportunity for people to come together to learn, tackle issues and create solutions. The CRHA is able to be a more effective agency due to its collaborations with PHAR.


Steve Abercrombie, Treasurer, PHAR Board of Directors

Steve Abercrombie, Treasurer, PHAR Board of Directors

We need PHAR so we can work with the Housing Authority on a continuous basis to promote the needs of public housing residents.