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The mission of Compass Affordable Housing is to improve the quality of family and community life through low-cost housing, support services and advocacy.


Compass Affordable Housing’s vision is an engaged community working together to increase housing that is affordable at the local, state, and national levels.


We believe that living in well-managed, quality affordable housing is a catalyst for family stability and independence.  We know that, with stable housing, low and moderate income families, including those with special needs, will live with dignity. 


Core Values Guide Our Decisions

  • Service to Others
  • Making a Difference
  • Commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity

Strategic Goals


Engaged Board of Directors

Quality Programs

Professional Development

Strong Foundation

Broad Base of Support


Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Compass Affordable Housing Inc. to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, genetic information, or military service in any of its activities or operations.

We Do Business in Accordance With the Federal Fair Housing Law

(The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988)

Board of Directors


Board President: Laurel Parker

Landscape Architect, Sculptor

“The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away.”  Pablo Picasso

Board Vice-President: Rosi A Andrade, PhD

University of Arizona SIROW, Research Professor

“I found social justice mirrored in the CAH leadership and a dedication to issues of equity and the opportunities for women and their families with inexistent or sketchy tenant histories.  As a University of Arizona research professor my work is service-based, collaboratively developing innovative approaches to community issues (e.g., poverty, education, equity); becoming a CAH board member allows me the opportunity to share my skills while learning in response to the call for affordable housing.”

Board Secretary/Treasurer: Richard K Mullen

First Interstate Bank, Banker/Financial Manager

“I joined the Board because I wanted to bring my financial experience to a local nonprofit organization.  CAH fit the bill because their goal is to provide safe, affordable housing to low income individuals and families and to provide valuable support services.”

Jim Tofel

Tofel Dent Construction

I joined the Board of CAH because I believe in the mission to provide sustainable and affordable housing to our community with the needed support services to help improve our residence’s quality of life. I am proud to have the opportunity to help with the future successes, including the potential development of new communities. 

Terry McNellis

Commercial Developer – Corporate

“Having grown up in a large family, and having lived in public housing, I know firsthand that people who rely on public/affordable housing do so because of very difficult circumstances, many of which are transitory.  I have devoted my professional and volunteer energies and resources toward the goal of ensuring that people who need quality affordable housing have access to it.  When I moved from Minnesota to Tucson, I found Compass Affordable Housing to be the ideal organization with whom I could continue this work.” 

Roxanna Valenzuela

Community Activist

We are facing an affordable housing shortage, leaving many on the streets. In a repeat of 2008, wealthy developers today are building their real estate empires on the backs of longtime local residents who find themselves displaced. Government moves slow, but when community comes together, we can tackle the root causes of poverty.

Charlene Robinson

CONSOR Engineers

As a CAH board member, it affords me the opportunity to be involved in the planning and development of affordable housing and other services for those in need, promoting a more stable and healthier environment.

Maryann Beerling

Chief Executive Officer, Compass Affordable Housing

“I accepted the position at CAH in 2008 because it was a small organization with a lot of potential. Today, we exceed our goals and get the opportunity to witness the positive changes families experience and that is heartwarming. The relationships we have with the families we work with and between staff are valuable and make the world a better place.”




William Schlesinger

SCE Engineering

Don Blascak

Colonel, US Army, Retired


Our Dedicated Team

Maryann Beerling

Chief Executive Officer

Jenny Rosen

Chief Financial Officer

Nanette Chaffee


Staci Smith

Evaluation and Data Manager

Angelica Mendivil

Director of Programs

Carolyn Gorst

Director of Community Engagement

Sara Benedix

Louisa Osborn

Program Managers

Maria Olivas

Lenore Casallis

Caroline Tovar

Eviction Prevention

Julie Drake

Rochelle Malone

Monica Voltares

Jazlyn Rojas, Coordinator

Community Housing

Ashleigh Escalante

Julie Drake

Kira Dierinzo

Tenant Services

Savannah Harrison

Special Project Assistant

Melissa Sisneros

Leasing Specialist

Our Engaged Community

Compass Affordable Housing’s vision is an engaged community working together to increase housing that is affordable at the local, state, and national levels. Whether offering time, talent or treasure, we rely on the Tucson community to participate in planning, implementing, providing services by making gifts of support so that persons that struggle achieve stability at home and in their families.

Paul Addington
Tanya Ahern
Diego Ahumada
Amazona Appraisals of Tucson
Rosi Andrade & Natalia Contreras
Arizona Flower Market
Arizona Wine Collective
Art de la Vida
Jean Barkley
John Barnes
Anna Barney
Barrio Bread
Char & Gerry Bates
Susan W Beebe
Maryann Beerling
Joan D. Beerling
John & Lisa Beerling
Beyond Bread
Bianca @ Boss Shears
Bison Witches
Boarderlands Trading Co
Betsy Bolding
Bright Star Printing
Brooklyn Pizza
Laura Cain
Christine Carlin
Carol’s About Face
Casa Maria Community Workers
Robert Cassin
Nanette Chaffee
Robert Coleman
Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
Connie Hillman Family Foundation
Ronald & Laura Cordova
CranioSacral & Zen Shiatsu Therapies of Tucson
Marjorie Crowdes
Darrell @Zenizo
Diane Diamond
Mary Jane Dillard
Patricia Donnelly
Dove Mountain Resort
Dr Bella Eibensteiner Chiropractic
Mary Jane Dreher
Joan Duffy
Ed Dunin-Wasowicz
First Interstate Bank
Alana Fischer
Karen Fogas
Terrence Galligan
Jan Gordley
Gordley Group
Great Western Bank
Linda Greer
Edie Griffith-Nettey
Susie Hall
Emily Hall
Darrell Hansen
Shelley Hansen & Anthony Coronado
Chris Hartley
Hatha Yoga with Jim Lipson
John Heilner
Silas Henderson SDS
Billie M. Holbrook
Julianne Hurst
William Hutton
Michael Hyatt
Ignite Sign Art Museum
In Balance Pilates
Invisible Theatre
It is Good Photography
Robin Iverson
JH Coors
Bernadette Jilka
Sally Julian
Bernard Karcheski
Todd Keay
Katsu Kimura
Monica Klapper
Walt Kochan
Walt Kochan
John Konantz
Kroger Company – Fry’s Food Stores
Margaret Lacey
Laurel Parker Metalworks
Elizabeth Leinweber
Lori Kindler
Claudette Luckenbill-Cioffi
Lynn Wilson
Edward Mancini
David Mandig
Meredith Marder
Gary Marshall
Martha Martin
Steven Mathie
Tina Mattison
Kathleen Mauro
John & Diane McNamara
Terry McNellis
Joy Mehulka & Robert Vaughn
Elizabeth Meissner
Ellen Mering
Karen Dryden Michael Dawson
Alan Moore
Elizabeth Morales
Melanie Morrison
Richard & Deborah Mullen
Richard K. Mullen
Robert Napoles
Nighthawk Nursery
Nizhoni Traders
Linda & Tom Nunn
Timothy O’Leary
Elizabeth Pamenter
Laurel Parker
George & Mary Parker
Elizabeth Parmenter
David & Mary Parnell
Gabriel Parra
Missy Paschke-Wood
Diana Place
E. Lee Puckett
Amy Pugliese
Michael A. Pullman
Penny Reilly
Rescue Me Wellness
Michael Rockwell
Pedro Rodriguez
John Roldan
Nareshkumar & Sindhu Samtani
Shirley Sandelands
SCE Engineering
William Schlesinger
Sally Schwenn
Jeanne V. Shaw
Jodi Sheahan
Lisa & David Siegel
Sierra Fitness
Society of the Divine Savior, Inc.
Spadefoot Nursery
Ronald Spark
Rita L. Spears, PC
Strickland Veterinary Clinic
Sundt Foundation
Laurie Tahija
The Mulcahy Foundation
Aaron Thomas & Laura V Scaramella
Steven & Sallie Tofel
Trader Joe’s
Tucson Asphalt Contractors
Tucson Tamales
Janice Ulrich
Unbreakable Fitness
Annabelle Valenzuela
Jeanette Vesely
Amy & James Vitt
Kitty & Craig Warren
Washington Federal Foundation
Watershed Management Group
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Colleen Werbylo
Carol & Neil West
Sam Williamson
Lynn Wilson
Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona
Judith P. Wood
Judy Wood
April Lewis