Mission Statement

Through a highly qualified and dedicated team, the Housing Authority of the County of Warren’s purpose is to provide safe, decent, affordable, and desirable housing for the citizens of Warren County.

Respectful. Responsible. Reliable.

Agency Goals

Goal 1: Achieve Excellence in Property Management and Maintenance and Achieve High Performer status
  1. Maintain vacancy rate no greater than 4%
  2. Increase MTCS reporting rates and maintain @ 95% or better
  3. Increase the number of 504/ADA compliant units at family sites
  4. Conduct quality control of tenant files quarterly
  5. Continue updating ACOP as needed
Goal 2: Achieve Excellence in the Management of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8)
  1. Maximize lease up by utilizing project based vouchers
  2. Increase the number of landlord seminars to one per quarter
  3. Develop new landlord orientation program
  4. Conduct quality control of tenant files quarterly
  5. Continue updating Admin Plan as needed
Goal 3: Maximize Relationships and Initiatives to Deliver Sound and Effective Services
  1. Engaging other institutions and funding sources to leverage resources
  2. Assist in promoting economic enhancement and supportive services for residents
  3. Collaborate with CJAB partners to create a “safe house” for MH
  4. Collaborate with community partners to create an emergency shelter
  5. Continue to seek avenues to develop new housing options
Goal 4: Improve Program Compliance, Reporting, Performance, and Accountability
  1. Continue with monthly in-house training
  2. Continue participation with and rotate team members through industry conferences and training opportunities
  3. Implement a Cross Training program
Goal 5: Maximize the Use of Technology to Improve the Efficiency and Accountability, Productivity and Cost Effectiveness of Operations
  1. Upgrade housing specific software and hardware
  2. Install new server and WiFi
  3. Create “paperless” system
  4. Create agency website
  5. Implement use of handheld devices for maintenance team


2017 was met with great sadness at our Housing Authority. As you know, we lost Mary Mundt in February. Mary single-handedly ran the Section 8 program for nearly 40 years. No one will ever replace her. Without her, we’ve stumbled big time, but, we continue to learn, improve, and make adjustments along the way. We believe we are now prepared to move the program forward.

To begin with, the Housing Authority has transitioned into a new software program that allows us to process paperwork much more efficiently than we have ever been able and we are very excited about it. We have implemented direct deposit for landlords and part of the excitement is that as soon as we process the payment, if we have your email on file, an email is sent to you notifying you that the deposit was made, the amount, and for whom. The entire process takes five minutes!

Mary Mundt
Mary Mundt

The inspection module is now done on tablets and the data is transmitted in real time. Again, if we have your email, communication about the inspection (scheduling, rescheduling, and status) can be done via email. Annual and interim certifications will be able to be processed much more efficiently as well, as we learn to navigate the new system. The goal is to eventually be paperless, but one step at a time.

If we do not have your direct deposit information on file, I encourage you to submit it. Forms are located in the landlord section of this site. Payments are processed and in landlord accounts within 24 hours. There’s no more waiting for the mail and having to go to the bank. It just appears in your account! Also, if you have not submitted your email address to us, I encourage you do so as well. It makes communicating about paperwork or payments so much easier and convenient.

Residents will have more options for making rent payment other than simply mailing or dropping them off at the office. Thanks to the Resident Advisory Board, Online payments and direct debit will be a reality before the end of the year!

As we grow and continue to develop our programs and website, we welcome your suggestions and comments. Feel free to contact us and let us know your thoughts and how we can help you.

Take care,


Board of Commissioners

Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis, Chair - January 2001
Lorri Dunlap
Lorri Dunlap, Treasurer - 2013
Kristy Fry
Kristy Fry, Secretary - 2013
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Jim Davis - 2017 - Resident Member-at-Large

Management Team

Tonya L. Mitchell-Weston Chief Executive Officer
Linda Abbott Director of Housing Programs
Melissa Morse Assistant Property Manager
Melinda Grubbs Eligibility Specialist
Sandra Costanzo Fiscal Assistant
Joseph Saeli Resident Initiatives Coordinator

Maintenance Team

Donald "Schrec" Schrecongost Maintenance Supervisor
Scott Urbanik Maintenance Technician
Jason Leonard Maintenance Mechanic
Kevin Gema Maintenance Mechanic
Richard Alcorn Laborer
John Pearson Laborer
Ronald Caldwell Janitor