Judge to Slumlord Scott Wizig: Clean Up Your Blight!

As reported by Natalie Sherman in the Baltimore Sun: A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ordered an absentee Baltimore landlord to clean up about 50 blighted properties within 90 days, the first ruling since a state law was amended two years ago to make it easier for community groups to sue the owners of […]

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1272 Washington Boulevard: Update

We originally wrote about this property in July of this year — you can read the original post here. The owners were hauled into housing court, and were issued the following order and deadlines: 11/27/2009    Pay $200 civil fine to DHCD. 12/11/2009    Clean & secure property. Maintain clean & secure. 02/28/2010    If razing property, raze […]

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Learning From Cleveland

Many cities across the country have taken broad steps to combat the problems vacant homes can cause — none, however, have been as creative as Cleveland, Ohio.  Cleveland is comparable to Baltimore when you look at the percentage of abandoned properties — before and after the foreclosure crisis. We wondered how Cleveland was dealing with […]

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