What’s Your 2015 Housing Resolution?

Reposted from Housing Policy Watch: People make much of the idea of “two cities” in Baltimore — one, affluent and white, and the other is usually labeled as poor and black. This view leaves out the third group: the folks, black and white, who earn around the city’s median income of $40,000 or so, and […]

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2505 and 2507 Jefferson Street

Property Address: 2505 and 2507 Jefferson Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 Property Owner (2507): MND Development, LLC, PO Box 32118, Baltimore, MD 21282 Resident Agent for MND Development LLC: Jack Novograd, 5616 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215 (Note:  Both the PO Box and 5616 Park Heights Avenue addresses are used for Stanley Rochkind-controlled shell companies […]

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608 N Highland Avenue

Property Address: 608 N Highland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205 Property Owner: Skyline 5, LLC, 901 N Milton Avenue, Suite 330, Baltimore, MD 21205 Resident Agent for Skyline 5, LLC: Regan Harycki, same address. City Council District and Contact: District 13, Warren Branch State Senator:  William Ferguson IV State Delegates:  Pete Hammen, Luke Clippinger, Brian McHale Thanks to Reader Rusty for […]

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3408 E Baltimore Street

Thanks to Reader Rusty for the information and photo! Property Address: 3408 E Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 Property Owner: Steven T. Klimen, 9738 Sherwood Farm Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 City Council District and Contact: District 1, Jim Kraft State Senator:  William Ferguson IV State Delegates:  Pete Hammen, Luke Clippinger, Brian McHale This home caught fire and has been […]

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Update: 3 S Robinson is Now Slumlord-Free

Reader T sent the following information about her wonderful house — so happy she enjoys the neighborhood, and look at the difference a responsible owner makes! Before:  The home was a blighted mess, a drug nuisance property, and owned by a former HABC inspector (oh, the irony!)  You can read the original post here. Now: […]

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WWJD? A Trio of Blight: 3205, 3207, and 3209 E Fairmount Avenue

Many thans to Reader Rusty for the info and photos! According to Baltimore Housing’s Vacants To Value Code Enforcement Database, the owner of 3207 E Fairmount has received two $900 failure to abate citations since the vacant notice was first issued in March 2012, but no citations have been issued for 3205 & 3209- even […]

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Link Roundup

Weed vigilantes in Detroit clean up their neighborhood, including vacants. More in Detroit — hundreds of volunteers got together to board up vacants near school routes so kids would be safer.  I would be up for such a project here in Baltimore — any takers? Charges filed in Patterson Park mortgage fraud case. Baltimore City […]

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2505 E Fayette Street: More Blight from Skyline Properties

Many thanks to “Reader JB” for this submission.  We’ve written about this company before — it’s a shame they continue to leave properties in this condition. Property Address:  2505 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 Property Owner:  Skyline NH Res 3, LP, 901 N Milton Avenue, #330, Baltimore, MD 21205 Resident Agent for Skyline NH […]

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WWJD? 3119 E Baltimore Street — Reader-Submitted Blight

Property Address:  3119 E Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 Property Owner:  Carl Hubble Stilwell, Jr, 1227 Rustic Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21237 City Council District and Contact:  District 1, Jim Kraft Carl Stilwell is the owner-proprietor of Stilwell Plumbing- a so-called “Christian Owned & Operated Business” (as they claim in the commercials that they run on […]

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Update: 2 N. Decker Avenue Revisited

We reported on this property back in February of 2009 — it was definitely in different condition back then, and we’re pleased to see there’s been a major change.  Kudos to the new landlord, Joseph Burstein, for rehabbing this property. Unfortunately for Mr. Burstein, 2 N Decker sits adjacent to 3018 E Baltimore St- which […]

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