Erica Tucker, GCRTA's Community Engagement Supervisor, was elected as a Board of Director member for MAHO (Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio) in December of 2020 and began her three-year term this January. Erica was recommended by former member of MAHO, Donna Prease, who also serves on GCRTA's Citizens Advisory Council.
MAHO advances accessibility, independence, and inclusion in homes and communities.
The mission of MAHO is fulfilled through two programs:
• The Vistas Apartment communities provide accessible and affordable housing in Northeast Ohio.
• The Anderson Center for Accessible Living promotes accessibility in-our homes and in our communities through education and advocacy.
MAHO means accessibility for all people.
Values of MAHO:
- Accessibility and inclusion: We fight for a world that is 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.
Congratulations, Erica on your appointment!