May 2018, Volume 3, Issue 2

May 1, 2018

Message From the Executive Director/CEO

The Moline Housing Authority Board of Commissioners cordially invites you to the dedication ceremony of the Spring Brook playground/park to our late Resident Commissioner Kathy York for her many years of service to the Housing Authority and the community.

Date: Monday, May 21st, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: 4141 11th Avenue A, Moline, IL 61625

Come out and help us celebrate the memory of Kathy York

T-shirts will be provided to Elementary School aged children on a first come first serve basis.

Attractions include:

  • Moline Fire truck
  • Moline police vehicle
  • Fun activities for kids

All are invited to join us for refreshment immediately following the ceremony in the Spring Brook Community Room (4251 11th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265)

Honoring Late Commissioner Kathy York

Katherine Anne Hahn was born on February 16, 1942. in Des Moines, IA. She attended Winsor Heights Lutheran Church and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA. After completing school she traveled across the country and ended up in California. While there she worked at Hughes Aircraft.

She met her husband, Michael York while out there as well. Kathy and Michael then moved back to East Moline around 1973. They had two daughters, Patricia and Jacqueline, and Kathy stayed at home with the children. In 1986 Kathy and Michael moved into the Moline Housing Authority with their children.

The late Commissioner Kathrine (Kathy) York was the editor and producer of our previous newsletter for many years. The late Commissioner York passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. She was a tenant of the Moline Housing Authority for many years. She was appointed to the Board of Commissioners as the Resident Commissioner in August of 2007 and served until her death. She also served on the Resident Advisory Board as well as the Resident Council. She was involved in a youth program in the early 1990s, was a member of The Literacy Connection (TLC), and was a part of the summer lunch program for the children here at the housing authority, a program she cared very much about. In addition, she assisted with any activities such as holiday dinners and community appreciation day.

Kathy was a staunched advocate for low-income public housing and was devoted to public service and the well-being of those she served and represented. Kathy was quietly confident and unassuming, had a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the administration of public housing programs; had a deep interest in how the programs were run, and often made suggestions as to how to improve service delivery.

She was instrumental in the development and growth of the housing authority and contributed to its recent accomplishment of the housing authority. Although the late Kathy was a Resident Commissioner, she also had the interest of staff at heart and demonstrated that through close working relationships with staff at all levels within the authority.

Maintenance Corner – Welcome Rick

The Moline Housing Authority welcomes Rick Lovett as one of its new Maintenance employees.

Rick joined the Authority in March of 2018 and his position is Pest Control Technician.

Rick was born in Rock Island and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1985, where he started a 25-year career in the pest control industry. He lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 12 years before moving back to the Quad Cities in 2016.

Rick enjoys learning about different countries and about their culture. His hobbies include motorcycles, bicycling, and volunteer work.

Rick is excited to be here and to meet the tenants of the Moline Housing Authority. He wants to learn new things from them and help them in any way he can.

Tips from Housing—Air Conditioners

With the warm weather upon us, we would like to remind everyone that the air conditioner price this season is $120. You are able to leave your air conditioner in-stalled year-round, just make sure it has been properly installed. Air conditioners will only be installed by the MHA staff If they are new installations or if the tenant is elderly or disabled. The air conditioner payment is due in full by July 5, 2018. Failure to pay by this date will result in a $25 late fee.

Section 8 Info – MHA Is Now a Shortfall Agency

The Moline Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Program (Section 8) was officially declared as a Shortfall program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on April 5th, 2018 due to HAP proration levels.

What is Shortfall?

It simply means that the Housing Authority does not have sufficient funding to continue to issue vouchers to applicants on the waiting list.

Authority will also cease to absorb portable vouchers until further notice, and port outs to higher payment standard areas will not be allowed during this period unless the receiving agency is absorbing. The shortfall measures will not affect those who are currently on the program as MHA will receive HAP Set-Aside funding from HUD to prevent the termination of families from the program.

What is the time scale for the shortfall?

The Shortfall will be in place until HUD determines that the Moline Housing Authority is no longer in need of HAP Set-Aside funding, only then will MHA resume leasing activities by issuing new vouchers. Those who are currently on the waiting list will maintain their position on the list and as soon as the Shortfall is removed vouchers will be issued accordingly.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Important Dates


1 Rent Due HH Pest Control

8 SV Pest Control

15 SB Pest Control #1-90

16 SB Pest Control #91-184

21 Board Meeting 5:30pm

28 MHA Offices Closed


1 Rent Due

5 HH Pest Control

12 SV Pest Control

18 Board Meeting 5:30pm

19 SB Pest Control #1-90

20 SB Pest Control #91-184


1 Rent Due

3 HH Pest Control

4 MHA Offices Closed

10 SV Pest Control

16 Board Meeting 5:30pm

17 SB Pest Control #1-90

18 SB Pest Control #91-184