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Maria Nino

Maria Nino

Maria Nino, Executive Assistant, has a bachelor degree in accounting and has been with the housing authority since August 2001.  She began her career at the Moline Housing Authority as a Property Manager Assistant, then worked her way up to Property Manager, then was the Technical Services Assistant, and finally came to be the Executive Assistant.

As the Executive Assistant, Maria is under the direction of the Executive Director and supports the daily activities of the Executive Director and the Authority.  She handles procurement, the capital fund program reporting, accounts payable, and serves as the recording secretary at the Board Meetings, to name a few.

Some of the certifications that Maria holds include public housing management, capital improvement fund specialist, understanding your responsibility for accessible public housing, advanced procurement, leadership, and capital improvement modernization and construction contracts.

Lorena McMillan

Lorena McMillan has been with the Moline Housing Authority since July 2003.  Since that time she has worked in the occupancy department and currently holds the title of Housing Manager.

Lorena is responsible for all 486 Public Housing apartments located at Spring Brook, Spring Valley, and Hillside Heights.  She oversees lease recertifications, rental payments, complaints, maintenance, and any additional day to day operations of the public housing program.

Lorena holds certifications in Public Housing and HCV rent calculation, fair housing and reasonable accommodations, eligibility, and occupancy.  She also has her Public Housing Manager and Public Housing Specialist certification.

Teresa Chapman Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager

Teresa Chapman

Teresa A. Chapman is the MHA Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 Manager). Teresa joined MHA in May of 2010.  Teresa comes from RIHA where she held positions in both family sites and the elderly and disabled population.

Teresa is a certified Public Housing Manager and Housing Choice Voucher Specialist.  Along with several other certifications acquired since joining the Public Housing field in 1999.  She enjoys working with the public and finds her job awarding because she is able to help families and individuals at low or moderate income find affordable, safe and decent housing.


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Welcome to the Moline Housing Authority website. The Moline Housing Authority provides affordable housing to low income households that qualify with HUD standards. As the MHA chairperson, I am proud to work with the Executive Director, John Afoun, and our outstanding staff. It is because of their commitment and talents that we are able to give people a safe, well-kept environment. Leslie Stange-Crotty, ChairpersonMore...