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[…]

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[…]

Baltimore County Residents: Support County Bill 58-15

Sponsored By: Councilman David Marks, District 5 Bill Information: This bill would impose a penalty on property owners who have repeatedly allowed their tenants to hold unruly social gatherings on their premises, particularly those that involve underage drinking. Previously the law applied to homeowners, but would now include landlords and property management companies. You can Read more about Baltimore County Residents: Support County Bill 58-15[…]

Update: Residents CAN Make Changes!

You may recall our earlier post on 5744 Jonquil Avenue in Upper Park Heights — the grass was overgrown and the home was an eyesore for the neighbors. Councilwoman Spector’s office has finally pushed for changes, after residents made numerous complaints, and the the property was featured on the blog. See the progress here: We Read more about Update: Residents CAN Make Changes![…]

Link Roundup

The Baltimore Sun has released its second installment in a series on the controversial BBH drug treatment center, this time focusing on ill-equipped house managers.  BBH has long been a point of concern for residents in SW Baltimore — mostly due to its concentration of unregulated rental housing in neighborhoods such as Washington Village/Pigtown, Poppleton, Read more about Link Roundup[…]

Where Does the Money Go?

Who benefits from the money earned by our slumlords?  We had to wonder where their money goes, since it’s obviously not being spent on repairs and lead abatement in their slum properties.  Paul and Aime Nochumowitz filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, after being sued multiple times for lead paint poisoning.  We started looking into who Read more about Where Does the Money Go?[…]