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2017 Maryland Legislation to Watch

HB0172 – Home Act of 2017 Stating that the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidies to live in neighborhoods other than the neighborhoods in which those individuals are currently and disproportionately residing; expanding the housing policy of the State regarding the provision of fair housing to include Read more about 2017 Maryland Legislation to Watch[…]

Federal Investigation: Tax Lien Bid-Rigging By Slumlords

After a lengthy federal investigation, the Baltimore Sun reports that two men from Baltimore have been accused of conspiring to rig bids at Maryland tax lien auctions. Mentioned in the Sun’s ground rent series from 2006, the men accused are Harvey M. Nusbaum, Jack Stollof, and Steven L. Berman. In addition to the bid rigging Read more about Federal Investigation: Tax Lien Bid-Rigging By Slumlords[…]

After the Ground Rent Series, What Happened To…?

You may remember the Baltimore Sun’s Ground Rent Series from 2006, in which Sun reporters chronicled the evictions of Baltimore residents from their homes for their failure to pay their ground rent payments.  If you’re not familiar with ground rent, and you’re a Baltimore homeowner — beware.  You might own your home, but not the Read more about After the Ground Rent Series, What Happened To…?[…]