And now the house was set on fire. (Updated December 19, 2014.)
This home was originally posted in 2011, and sadly — conditions have gotten worse.
Property Address: 1117 Carroll Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Property Owner: Irene Davis, same address. Interesting to note, in 2009, Heidi Kenny (of ground rent and tax foreclosure fame) filed to foreclose on this home, yet the case was subsequently dismissed.)
City Council District and Contact: District 10, Ed Reisinger
State Senator: Verna Jones Rodwell
A bunch of properties featured on the blog will be auctioned off at the end of the month — hopefully they’ll go to owners will will do something with them, and not people who will continue to let them deteriorate.
Many thanks to the attorneys at Baltimore Housing for their hard work getting these properties away from their neglectful owners:
Finally, a pleasant update! This home has been completely renovated, four years after we wrote the original post.
This sad property has only deteriorated in the four years since we first wrote about it. Same ownership, too. I fail to understand why someone would bother to own a property (even to pay off a foreclosure) and then not do anything with it. Where’s the advantage in that?
Very happy to see this house has finally been rehabbed and is no longer the scary eyesore we wrote about last year.
Here’s the same house today:
Baltimore Housing filed for receivership of this property, and the first court date is July 24th. I urge all residents who live near this property to be present and be heard at this hearing. We cannot allow property owners to create hazards in our communities.
Here’s another photo of the property, courtesy of Reader AF:
Both of these properties are moving through the receivership process. Hopefully they will soon have responsible ownership and will no longer be an eyesore for the community.