The New York Daily News reports that some of the worst slumlords in New York are slated to receive federal stimulus money — with no requirement that they repair their buildings. We’ll look into whether any of Baltimore’s slumlords are receiving the same, and will report back.
In other news, things are looking even more grim for bankrupt former Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors head, Vito Simone. The City Paper reports that Simone is being accused of fraud by several of his creditors. This is another instance where we can’t understand why the State of Maryland hasn’t pulled his broker’s license. Apparently anyone can be a licensed realtor here — fraudsters and slumlords among them!