The JRC is a nonprofit public charity comprised of low income individuals for low income individuals. THe board was created by these individuals to also act as liasons for housing authority residents to the Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing authority, however, it is seperate from the housing authority. JRC advocates for all low income tenants as mediators for certain cases upon request from tenants. The group also provides valuable resources to the low income community; including but not limited to, weekly food distributions, eye and dental care, academic and sporting opportunities, and resources that are needed upon request depending on each case. JRC members also sit on various boards throughout the community, including the Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley, and Inner City Athletic Association.
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