August 2018, Volume 3, Issue 3

August 1, 2018

Message From the Executive Director/CEO

It is newsletter time again and it happens to coincide with two important national issues at this time that I wish to highlight in this edition. The first issue I wish to highlight is that the Moline Housing Authority is scheduled to have a physical inspection of the property including but not limited to the grounds and representative samples of the apartment units under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS). Your unit may or may not be selected since the units to be inspected will be randomly selected by the inspector on the day of the inspection. Hillside Heights’s property is scheduled for inspection on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. Spring Brook and Spring Valley are scheduled to be inspected on September 26th and 27th respectively. The Housing Authority has been a high performer for many years, and our goal is to retain that status, therefore, we are counting on you for your cooperation and support.

The second issue I wish to highlight is the no smoking policy in public housing. The no smoking law in public housing went into effect on Monday, July 30th, 2018. Therefore, smoking is no longer permitted in any unit nor in any of the Housing Authority’s buildings. The law requires that smoking should be 25 feet away from the building. We are appealing to all residents to comply with the law and the lease, the last thing we want is for someone to lose their housing due to none compliance with the no smoking policy. We are counting on your cooperation and collaboration to a successful implementation of the policy and transition to a smoke free public housing.

My door is always open, and I appreciate your thoughts and opinions on the issues that matter most to you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 309-277-0283 or, or stop by at any time and would be happy to see you. Thank you for your support and cooperation, and I look forward to your continuous support. Thank you for choosing the Moline Housing Authority as your housing provider. We are here to serve you and to provide housing and opportunities.

I also want to remind you that the Moline Housing Authority is an equal opportunity housing provider and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex sexuality, creed, age, color, and or religion. Therefore, if you have reason to believe that you are being treated differently, or have been treated differently by the Housing Authority due to any of the above, please do not hesitate to bring the matter to my attention immediately. We will not tolerate discrimination or prejudice in any form and will do our best to correct the problem.

Wishing everyone a great summer, keep cool, and be a good neighbor.

Tips from Housing

As a tenant of the Moline Housing Authority, one of your responsibilities is to pay rent and pay it on time. We take the opportunity to remind you that your rent is due on the first day of the month. If you do not pay it promptly, you will have a $25.00 late charge added to your account, and MHA may begin legal proceedings to collect the money you owe and/or regain possession of your apartment. It is always best to pay your rent on time to avoid greater problems. If you are late paying your rent three times in any 12-month period, you may lose your housing. MHA currently offers multiple options for paying your rent; you may pay in person at the office with a check or money order. You may use MHA’s secure online system to set up an account and pay with a credit card. In addition, you may also elect to use the direct debit method whereby MHA will pull the rent from your bank account. It is important to note that the direct debit payment method does not allow MHA to pull additional charges such as work order charges from your account. Therefore, all work order charges must be paid in full within 90 days of the charges being applied to your account and notified accordingly. We are here to provide housing and opportunities, therefore, if you have any questions regarding rental payment information, please feel free to contact the office for assistance.

Energy Conservation – DO YOUR PART

As part of the Moline Housing Authority’s long-term strategic plan to ensure the energy efficiency of all the apartments and buildings within the three (3) housing developments thereby reducing energy cost to the housing authority and residents, the housing authority spent a considerable amount of money on the following.

  • Attic insulation
  • Replacement of shower heads
  • Replacement of light bulbs.

We are asking residents to do their part in the effort to conserve energy by switching off televisions, and or other electronics when they are not being used. Also, lights should be switched off when not in use, and residents are encouraged to set the temperature at a reasonable temperate. Mid-American utility company recommends that the temperature should be set at 78 degrees during the summer months and at 68 degrees during the winter months. If you suspect there is a problem with your thermostat please don’t hesitate to contact the office at 764-1819 as soon as possible to place work order. Please note, MHA will take all necessary steps to ensure that energy is con-serve including but not limited to switching off lights and televisions, also adjusting temperature settings to the recommended settings. Thank you for your co-operation, consideration, and support in the effort to conserve energy.

Maintenance Corner

As some of you are aware that the Moline Housing Authority hired a professional in-house pest control technician as part of our effort to improve service delivery. Our goal is to provide high-quality service including but not limited to pest control. Therefore, we are implementing a new Integrated Pest Control Management Program (IPM) which will enable us to address pest control-related issues effectively and efficiently.

Under the IPM, pesticides will no longer be applied on a routine basis. The units will be monitored on monthly basis for any signs of pests and an effective treatment plan will then be developed and implemented accordingly. We believe this is a more effective and efficient approach to addressing pest-related issues. With this new approach, the pest control dates have changed and the new dates are listed.

Thank you for being our tenant and for giving us the opportunity to be your housing provider. Hillside – Sept. 4th – Floors 1-5 Sept. 5th – Floors 6-9 Oct 1st – Floors 1-5 Oct. 2nd – Floors 6-9 Nov. 5th – Floors 1-5 Nov. 6th – Floors 6-9 Dec. 4th – Floors 1-5 Dec 5th – Floors 6-9 Spring Valley – Sept. 10th – Units 1-60 Sept. 11th – Units 61-120 Sept. 12th – Units 121-182 Oct. 9th – Units 1-60 Oct. 10th – Units 61-120 Oct. 11th – Units 121-182 Nov. 13th – Units 1-60 Nov. 14th – Units 61-120 Nov. 15th – Units 121-182 Dec 10th – Units 1-60 Dec. 11th – Units 61-120 Dec. 12th – Units 121-182

Thank you for your support and co-operation, and thank Maintenance Corner Spring Brook – If you are unsure of your unit number, please contact the office. Sept. 17th – Units 1-64 Sept. 18th – Units 65-122 Sept. 19th – Units 123-184 Oct. 15th – Units 1-64 Oct. 16th – Units 65-122 Oct. 17th – Units 123-184 Nov. 19th – Units 1-64 Nov. 20th – Units 65-122 Nov. 21st – Units 123-184 Dec. 17th – Units 1-64 Dec. 18th – Units 65-122 Dec. 19th – Units 123-184

Staff Training

On July 18, 2018 the staff of the Moline Housing Authority received their second training in CPR/Basic First Aid and the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). The training is a two-year certification thru the American Red Cross. We take pride in knowing that our staff is ready and able to help in the event of an emergency. The Housing Authority has AED units at three locations including Spring Brook courts, Spring Valley, and Hillside Heights.

Important Dates


1 Rent Due

7 HH Pest Control

14 SV Pest Control

20 Board Meeting 5:30pm

21 SB Pest Control #1-90

22 SB Pest Control #91-184


1 Rent Due

3 MHA Offices Closed

4 HH Pest Control, Floors 1-5

5 HH Pest Control, Floors 6-9

10 SV Pest Control, # 1-60

11 SV Pest Control, # 61-120

12 SV Pest Control, # 121-182

17 SB Pest Control, # 1-64 Board Meeting, 5:30pm

18 SB Pest Control, # 65-122

19 SB Pest Control, # 123-184


1 Rent Due HH Pest Control, Floors 1-5

2 HH Pest Control, Floors 6-9

8 MHA Offices Closed

9 SV Pest Control, # 1-60

10 SV Pest Control, # 61-120

11 SV Pest Control, # 121-182

15 Board Meeting 5:30pm SB Pest Control , # 1-64

16 SB Pest Control # 65-122

17 SB Pest Control #123-184