The Maryland Department of the environment issued a press release on March 18th announcing 38 enforcement actions in Maryland for lead paint violations.  Eleven of them were in Baltimore City.  You can read the press release here.  Again, we applaud MDE Secretary Shari T. Wilson and her staff for their efforts to combat lead poisoning in children.  It’s good to know that this is one violation slumlords can’t run away from!

5 thoughts to “MDE Announced 38 Enforcement Actions

  • PPNA

    Do you know if a lead paint violation can lead to a landlord being banned from participating in the Section 8 program? One of the landlords listed in the press release owns a house in Patterson Park that is overcrowded and full of juvenile delinquents who have wreaked havoc around our neighborhood.

    At the very least, I’m hoping that the $50K+ in fines that this slumlord was assessed will force him to sell his properties.

    • slumlordwatch

      Good question. We’ll have to research that further — it may be a good way to hit slumlords where it hurts, if they’re unable to participate. Probably they wouldn’t be dropped from the program on a first offense, but if the agency overseeing the Section 8 program received multiple complaints, that should do it.

    • slumlordwatch

      We sent John Kelleher, Deputy Director of Baltimore Housing your question about violations and removal from the Section 8/Housing Choice programs. We eagerly await his reply, and will keep you posted.

  • PPNA

    Thanks!

  • slumlordwatch

    So far we’ve received no response.

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