MAHO unveils new mission, vision, and values

The MAHO Board of Directors is proud to share our updated mission, vision, and values statements. The changes include a sharper focus on both accessibility and inclusion, a broadening of our work to address both housing and communities, and an emphasis on serving all people. We hope our new mission, vision, and values provide you with a clearer understanding of why we are here, what we want the future to look like, and how we will go about getting there.

Our Mission:
Through housing, advocacy, and education, we advance accessible and inclusive communities where all people can thrive.

Our Vision:
We envision a world that is accessible to all people regardless of ability:

•  every person’s home meets their accessibility needs;

•  every community is welcoming and inclusive to all residents and visitors; and

•  everyone can obtain the resources necessary to ensure accessibility.

Our Values:
Accessibility and inclusion: We believe that the built world should be designed without barriers based on ability. We challenge ourselves and others to treat all people equitably, with compassion and respect, so that everyone can be part of their communities.

Independence: We embrace the philosophy of independent living because it allows people with disabilities, including those with age-related disabilities, to live as fully as possible in the setting of their choice.

Learning, listening, and sharing: We are committed to constantly expanding our knowledge of accessibility issues. We do so through research, experimentation, and ongoing conversations with those who are impacted by a lack of access. We believe in sharing the experiences and expertise that we have gained.

Collaboration: We recognize the benefit of forging and maintaining partnerships with organizations and individuals supportive of our mission and vision. We advocate in order to create a more accessible and inclusive future.

Creative and sustainable solutions: We understand the importance of responsible use of our resources, which compels us to be agile, imaginative, and open to innovation.

Open position: Facilities Supervisor

Join the MAHO team as the Facilities Supervisor! The Facilities Supervisor ensures the proper functioning of all five Vistas Apartment Communities by facilitating, coordinating, and supervising the work of the five Facilities Technicians; planning and scheduling tasks and work flows; and assisting the Facilities Director.  This position is also responsible for documenting and reporting onContinue Reading

Open position: Outreach Coordinator

This position has been filled. Join the MAHO team as the Outreach Coordinator! The Outreach Coordinator assists in the development and daily operations of the Anderson Center for Accessible Living, as well as resource development and marketing for MAHO and all its programs. The Anderson Center program provides education and advocacy on accessible housing throughContinue Reading

Open position: Housing Coordinator

Thank you for your interest. This position has been filled. The Housing Coordinator administers the entire process of tenancy at MAHO’s Vistas Apartment Communities by processing applications, conducting tenant certifications, and handling tenant relations, all while ensuring compliance with subsidized housing government regulations. This is a full-time position with salary and full benefits. To apply,Continue Reading

Open position: Apartment Custodian

Thank you for your interest. This position has been filled. Join the MAHO team as an apartment custodian! We’re seeking a Live-in Manager for Lake Vistas. The primary job responsibilities include cleaning and maintenance of the property and apartments. This is a full-time, live-in position with full benefits and free two-bedroom apartment, plus salary. Lake VistasContinue Reading

Thank you, UBS! Meadow Vistas Volunteer Day.

Thank you to UBS Financial’s wonderful team of volunteers for helping prepare Meadow Vistas for summer fun. Early in June, they spent the day at Meadow Vistas, sanding/painting, planting, and mulching. Take a look at their work and the amazing results! Join UBS Financial and volunteer at the Vistas Apartment Communities! Volunteer days can beContinue Reading

We need YOU!

MAHO is seeking volunteers to provide clerical support during office hours. Tasks include answering the phone, filing, and organizing. Click here for the full volunteer position description. Interested? Email your resume to Carolyn Newberry, Outreach Coordinator, at

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