Housing Authority Blight: 1150 Argyle Avenue

Property Address: 1150 Argyle Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner: Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact: District 11, Eric T. Costello State Senator (District 40): Catherine E. Pugh State Delegates (District 40): Frank M. Conaway, Antonio L. Hayes. Barbara A. Robinson

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City-Owned Blight: 2202 Orleans Street

Property Address:  2202 Orleans 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 State Senator: Nathaniel McFadden State Delegates: Talmadge Branch, Nina R. Harper, Cheryl Glenn Neighbors complained to HABC in 2010 about this house being a drug nuisance, but […]

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City-Owned Blight: 3131 Oakford Avenue

Property Address:  3131 Oakford Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 Property Owner:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 (property was transferred from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City in 2011.) City Council District and Contact:  District 6, Sharon Green Middleton State Senator:  Catherine Pugh State Delegates:  Barbara Robinson, Shawn Tarrant, Frank Conaway, Jr.  

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HABC and Accountability?

If you haven’t already watched this video that appeared on WBAL’s website recently, you should.  (But not while eating.  You’ll thank me for the warning later.)  In the video, reporter David Collins walks around a rental home owned by Steven McFadgen, a Virginia attorney.  McFadgen had rented the home to a low-income tenant under HUD’s […]

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City-Owned Blight: 703 and 701 E Chase Street

Many thanks to Reader Rusty for the photo and information! Property Address:  703 and 701 East Chase Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Property Owner (703):  Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Property Owner (701):  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact:  District […]

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A City-Owned Duo of Blight: 4224 and 4226 Park Heights Avenue

Property Address:  4224 and 4226 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 Property Owner (4224):  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Property Owner (4226):  Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact:  District 6, Sharon Green Middleton State Senator:  Catherine Pugh State Delegates:  Barbara […]

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Link Roundup

Lots of good stuff in the news this week! In the Baltimore Sun, Luke Broadwater reports the Housing Authority of Baltimore City has disbanded and laid off its Housing Security Unit.  These were the folks responsible for “investigating illegal occupants, nuisance activity, unsecured vacants and vandalism”, according to the article. Developer Mark Manzo wanted to […]

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Last Link Roundup of 2012!

A recap of all the newsworthy links in 2012. January Early in 2012, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was grilled by the MD Legislature about the status of the city’s lead paint judgements.  The city was refusing to pay, saying the judgement would bankrupt the city — a shame they didn’t think about that before allowing children […]

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