Link Roundup

Three conspirators were convicted in a $78 million mortgage scam, according to the FBI Baltimore Office. Information for victims of morgtage scams from the Maryland Mortgage Fraud Task Force and the US DOJ. Philadelphia’s City Paper details the decline of once-wealthy slumlord Robert Coyle, and how his “empire” of slummy homes were foreclosed on. Did […]

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City-Owned E. Fayette Street Blight

Property Addresses:  2028, 2034, 2038, and 2050 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 Property Owner:  Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 417 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact:  District 13, Warren Branch

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Link Roundup

More on the mayor’s “Vacants to Values” plan. The National Dialogue on Green and Healthy Homes is open for comments.  Log in and make sure your voice and great idea is heard! There are two more workshops open to renters in foreclosure, at the Public Justice Center on Charles Street — November 16th and December […]

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Link Roundup

The City Paper has a link to Baltimore Housing’s “Draft 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan” in a short blog post by Ed Ericson — it’s a nice bedtime read, if housing horrors are your thing.  (Link opens a PDF). Looks like the chickens finally came home to roost for Anne Arundel County delegate Tony McConkey — his […]

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NYT Article: Public Housing Repairs Can’t Keep Up With Demand

From today’s New York Times: Baltimore’s housing authority needs $860 million for crucial repairs, said the housing commissioner, Paul T. Graziano; it has demolished or shuttered 33 percent of its units since the 1990s and has another 600 “on the verge of failure,” with falling cabinets, unhinged doors and aging electrical systems. Almost a billion […]

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What Part of “No” Do You Not Understand?

In the hopes that the third time is a charm, Charm City has sued Wells Fargo for the third time, according to the Baltimore Sun. The latest complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, contains 14 new paragraphs that purport to address concerns that led Judge J. Frederick Motz to dismiss the case twice before […]

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3 S. Robinson Street

Property Address: 3 S Robinson Street, Baltimore, MD 212224 Property Owner: CFL Holdings, LLC, 3311 Richmond Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213 Resident Agent for CFL Holdings, LLC: Marta Lopushanska Durkee, 3311 Richmond Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213 City Council District and Contact:  District 1, Jim Kraft The previous owner, Kevin E. Byrd (The Signature Group of Baltimore), […]

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City Revokes Apartment License

After an administrative hearing, the City has revoked the multi-family dwelling license for the Madison Park North Apartments, citing the owner’s negligence and out-of-control crime as the reasons for the actions. “The City will continue to hold this and other negligent landlords responsible for the harm their irresponsible management inflicts upon tenants and the surrounding […]

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Fraud, Foreclosure, and Fires: Link Roundup

Lots of people have been filling out phony mortgage forms — here’s the most recent mortgage scam artist in Maryland…and it didn’t work well for her. Being a property flipper and tax cheat…that didn’t work well for this couple. Who knew abandoned homes would be a burden on the fire department? (As an aside, there […]

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Speaking of Baltimore Housing…

Why is it that the City’s housing agency owns so many of our city’s blighted vacant homes? A sampling of just a few on one city block in East Baltimore: At least 1/3 of the blighted vacant housing in Baltimore is owned by the City (by most credible estimates).  How is the “leadership” at HABC […]

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