Campaign Promises

Before the election began, we sent all Baltimore City candidates a questionnaire about housing, and collected the responses. Now that the election is over and the candidates have taken office, it’s a good time to remind them of their responses, and also to remind them that we intend to hold them accountable for the state Read more about Campaign Promises[…]

The Housing Questionnaires: Lessons Learned

It’s always interesting to ask a random group of people the same questions and see what you get back. I guarantee at the very least, you won’t be bored. Hopefully you’ll even be enlightened at the end of the process. Candidate surveys and politics in general are two things I tend to stay away from, Read more about The Housing Questionnaires: Lessons Learned[…]

No Response From District 13 City Council Candidates

Sadly, no responses were received from any of the District 13 candidates: George Johnson, Warren Branch (incumbent), Antonio Glover, Kenya Lee, Ronald Owens-Bey, and Shannon Sneed.

The Housing Questionnaire: Candidate Responses

Questionnaires were sent to all mayoral candidates, city council candidates, and city council president candidates about housing issues in Baltimore City. Each group was sent the same questions, and were given a strict deadline. Each group’s responses are linked below: Mayoral Candidates City Council President Candidates City Council Candidates, By District: District 1 District 2 Read more about The Housing Questionnaire: Candidate Responses[…]

Reader-Submitted Blight: They Say Time Heals All Wounds…

…but apparently time does not cure housing policy issues in Baltimore City. Property Address:  1120 N Milton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213 Property Owner:  2008 DRR-ETS, 3604 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224 Resident Agent for 2008 DRR-ETS:  Disbarred attorney Anthony J. DeLaurentis, DeLaurentis, Reiff, and Reid, 3604 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224 City Council District and Read more about Reader-Submitted Blight: They Say Time Heals All Wounds…[…]

Developers Gone Wild!

Property Addresses:  512, 514, 518, 520, 525, 527, & 532 N Castle St, Baltimore, MD 21205 Property Owner:  Ricco Design And Development Corporation, c/o Garrett Goss, 100 Harborview Dr, Suite 908, Baltimore, MD 21230 Resident Agent for Ricco Design and Development Corporation: No Active Agent Found (Forfeited Status) City Council District and Contact:  District 13, Read more about Developers Gone Wild![…]

Convicted Property Flipper Also Owns Slum Property

Property Address:  516 N. Port Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 Property Owner:  North Star Realty Management, Inc., 920 S Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 Resident Agent for North Star Realty Management, Inc: Lee Shpritz, 920 S Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 City Council District and Contact:  District 13, Warren Branch Not only does Mr. Shpritz have Read more about Convicted Property Flipper Also Owns Slum Property[…]