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[…]

DIstrict 7 City Council Candidate Antonio Asa on Housing

Antonio Asa was the only candidate from District 7 to respond to the housing questionnaire, and his responses appear below, with no edits. The following candidates did not respond: Tamara Purnell, Marshall Bell, Kenneth Paul Church, Kerry Davidson, Jamar Day, David McMillan, Leon Pinkett, Ahmed Royalty, Shawn Tarrant, Westley West, Nnamdi Scott. 1. Baltimore City Read more about DIstrict 7 City Council Candidate Antonio Asa on Housing[…]

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[…]

2500 Eutaw Place: A Story of Spite and Abandonment

Many thanks to Reader LR for playing tour guide and snooping around with me! Property Address:  2500 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner:  Twenty Five Hundred Associates, 2312 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216 It’s worth noting that no such company is registered with the state.  Their address traces back to another company that Read more about 2500 Eutaw Place: A Story of Spite and Abandonment[…]

Invisible Man

Below is a list of the nominees to the city’s Inclusionary Housing Board — note that all of them have relevant credentials for a body of people who are supposed to oversee the city’s housing developments, making sure affordable housing is included in the plans. There’s one person who was nominated to the board — Read more about Invisible Man[…]

Brothers Used W. Baltimore Vacant Home to House Pit Bulls

You probably remember the sad tale of poor Phoenix, the pit bull that suffered 3rd degree burns at the hands of two Baltimore teens.  What you may not know is that the two boys, twin brothers Tremayne and Travers Johnson, housed their pit bulls in a vacant West Baltimore rowhome:  1616 N. Gilmor Street (Baltimore Read more about Brothers Used W. Baltimore Vacant Home to House Pit Bulls[…]

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?[…]