PHAR’s mission is to educate and empower low income residents to protect and improve our own communities through collective action. The Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR) was founded in 1998 and has become one of the strongest and most well-known resident organizations in the country. PHAR is the recognized €œresident advisory board (RAB)€ for public housing in Charlottesville. We are made up entirely by and for people living in public housing. We advocate and organize in our community for systemic changes and assist residents with improving their quality of life.