MVC Housing Is Available!
Mountain Vista Communities is currently housing through Priority Level 5. The Priority Levels are outlined below:
Priority Level 1 - Key and Essential personnel assigned to Fort Huachuca
Priority Level 2 - Accompanied military personnel and unmarried Chaplains assigned to Fort Huachuca
Priority Level 3 - Accompanied military personnel assigned for duty within 90 mile radius of Fort Huachuca
Priority Level 4 - Unaccompanied family members of military personnel
Priority Level 5 - Unaccompanied military personnel (married and single) assigned to Fort Huachuca
Priority Level 6 - Retired military or widowed spouses of retired military
Priority Level 7 - DoD and Federal Agency Civilians
Priority Level 8 - General Public
Scholarships Now Available
The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation (TMOEF) awarded 216 college scholarships worth $604,000 for the 2016/17 academic year to residents of The Michaels Organization. TMOEF, founded in 1991, has awarded a total of $5.2 million in scholarships to 2,400 recipients.
Of the 216 scholarships awarded last year, 14 were from Mountain Vista Communities their total award amounted to $48,000. Over the last six years, 58 MVC resident received $186,100 in scholarship money.
“Giving Back’ has been part of our corporate culture since Michael J. Levitt found our organization in 1973, and there is no better way to give back than with the gift of an education.” Said Jon J. O’Donnell, President of The Michaels Organization. For every $1 raised by private donors, Mike and his wife Pat Levitt contribute $2 to the foundation.
Eligible applicants must be a resident of MVC, high school senior or graduate pursuing a higher level of education for the 2017/2018 academic year. Former recipients may apply again.
Additional information, to include a link to the scholarship application, may be found HERE.
Please feel free to contact your Community Management Office if you have any questions and good luck to all residents submitting an application!
Deadline to apply is April 14, 2017 ~ please note that your application must be received by this date at The Michaels Organization home office in New Jersey ~ do not mail your application on April 15th or drop it off at the housing office.
Resident Document Center
Are you moving Out? Do you need to request an alteration for your home? Would you like to reference the MVC Resident Handbook? The Document Center is the place to go!
Michaels Military Housing's current portfolio includes eight Army bases and two U.S. Air Force bases, where they are managing over 10,000 on-post homes valued at $1.9 billion.
Our Mission is to create high-quality and well-managed housing that enhances the lives of our residents and enriches communities.
Our Vision is to excel everywhere we go and in everything we do.
About the Michaels Organization
Our Culture is based on:
- Team & Family
- Doing Well by Doing Good
- Growing, Learning & Evolving
How Our Values Guide Our Work:
- We Build Trust
- We Value Relationships
- We Do What We Say We're Going To Do
- We Never Give Up
- We Give Back
Joe Gandara, Community Director
I was hired by Michaels Military Housing in June of 2008 and functioned as the Project Director overseeing all new construction, renovation and demolition at both Fort Huachuca and Yuma Proving Ground. In this position, I've grown to know the Mountain Vista Communities property very weIl, from utilities and construction to the legal agreements and in helping write the short and long term development plan for the next 50 years for military housing at Fort Huachuca. After completing the first 5 years of development, I have been afforded the opportunity to continue to serve as the Community Director for Mountain Vista Communities. I served in the United States Army for 22 years as an Engineer Officer and culminated my military career as a Battalion Commander deployed to Iraq with responsibilities for reconstruction of Bahgdad, Iraq. I then came to Sierra Vista to join the MVC team and have been very excited that I continue to serve the soldiers and their families in a different capacity, but one that is no less important, and take my responsibility to providing outstanding housing to the current generation of soldiers very seriously. Despite being an Engineer officer, I was in command of Intelligence and Signal Corps soldiers in my command capacity, and have had the opportunity to house some of the soldiers I deployed to war with Mountain Vista Communities outstanding housing. It is my privilege to continue to serve those still in uniform. Thank you for your service and Welcome Home!
Shellie Cerecke, Assistant Community Manager
I have been the assistant community manager for MVC since privatization in 2009. I have seen so many changes that have benefited our residents and community. I am proud to work for a company that truly values their residents. I have lived in Sierra Vista since 2005, but my family has ties to the area since the 1970’s. My husband is a retired Marine, so I have first-hand experience with moving to new duty stations and having to make new friends, find a job & learn the new area. Our goal is to make this portion of your transition to Fort Huachuca as stress-free as possible. Welcome Home!
Bridgette Ritchey, Bookkeeper
I have had the pleasure of working for Mountain Vista Communities since April 2011. My husband is an Army Veteran and I am proud to work for a company that helps provide a friendly and safe community for our soldiers! I have lived in the Sierra Vista/Fort Huachuca area off and on since I was in grade school and I graduated from Tombstone High School. My husband, daughter and I love living in beautiful Southeast Arizona and hope you will too! Welcome Home!
Elizabeth Warren, Marketing Coordinator
I am the proud wife of a retired UAS Operator. I have had the privilege of being married to my best friend and am thankful I was able to follow him all around the world during his 22 year Army career. It is my desire to make your housing experience as pleasant as I can. I know the challenges you face serving in the military, because I have faced them too. I am the proud daughter of a Marine, proud wife of a soldier, & proud mom of two soldiers & a Marine. Welcome Home!