Tagged: Pittsburgh

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Detroit braces for a state takeover, Governor Snyder cites lack of city services to citizens as a catalyst for action.

As much as Baltimore denies its Rust Belt status, looking to other cities like Pittsburgh for ways to revitalize in a sustainable way might be the better route, says an article in Yale’s undergrad journal of politics.

What can you do when your landlord suddenly decides to force you into “instant homelessness”?  If you live in Maryland, the answer isn’t so simple — unless a bill preventing “self-help evictions” passes.

When “affordable housing”…isn’t so affordable.  And what should be done about it?

Bloomberg’s Businessweek, for whatever misguided (idiotic) reason, decided to run an inflammatory cover for its housing issue.  The Washington Post reports on the cover, the actual article, and the fallout.

Baltimore Brew reports on the ongoing saga in Howard Park between Rite Aid, a supermarket chain, and residents.

There are many reasons why people build homes.  For an investment, to live in…and for spite?  There’s a spite house in Baltimore — a “spite apartment building”, actually.  Do you know where it is?

Whether you like them or not, if the Baltimore City Council has its way, your community association may have a bigger say-so in your neighborhood than individual residents.

Link Roundup

Maryland’s lead paint poisoning cases in children continues to decline, but current law needs to be reworked.

Old-school holdouts…every neighborhood has some, even in NYC. I sometimes prefer the ones in my neighborhood, over the new-ish neighbors.  Other times, not so much.

Vacants as a blank canvas — WHY are we not doing this, Baltimore artists???  If anyone’s interested, please contact me. I’m in!

Speaking of art and blight, if you’re expecting the city government to fix this mess, forget it — artists, maybe.  City government, no.

Baltimore City government, Pittsburgh (like so many other cities) is again ahead of you…even when it comes to ways to deal with blighted homes.

Another city considers a vacant structure tax – when is Baltimore going to start using this common-sense approach?

Pottstown, PA has a slumlord watch!  The number is growing — meet the new addition to the family…say hello to the Golden Cockroach.