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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It’s Only Bal-ti-more Wasteland…

My apologies to the Who. Made a quick trip on the “other side” of North Avenue to see what was back there, more importantly how many abandoned homes there were, and who owns them.  There are literally hundreds — I didn’t have time to document even a third of them, and I was very disappointed […]

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Update: Mayor Rawlings-Blake Joins Housing to Announce Aggressive Enforcement Action Taken to Rid Community of Drug Nuisance

An update to our earlier post: “Today, Baltimore City is serving notice to all landlords that we will not tolerate criminal activity in our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “To eradicate crime and blight caused by irresponsible landlords, we will use any and all enforcement tools at our disposal to remove the threat posed to […]

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Baltimore Housing: Your Tax Dollars At Work

At one time, Perlman Place was a place of promise.  Llocated near the American Brewery complex in East Baltimore, houses along Perlman were supposed to have been redeveloped as luxury homes.  Instead, the homes on Perlman Place are being demolished, according to the Baltimore Sun. Perlman Place is a tiny street wedged between North Avenue […]

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Baltimore Housing Receives $5.8 Million of Foreclosure Aid

From Baltimore Housing: Baltimore, MD (December 10, 2009) – Baltimore Housing has received a total of $5.8 million from Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). As part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Congress created […]

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