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Friday, June 12, 2015

Mayor’s ‘Vacants To Value’ Program Attacking City’s Blighted Housing Problem

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore de-clutters. The city has completed demolition of blighted housing in a section of Northeast Baltimore.

Pat Warren reports a longtime resident took the first bite.

Ralph Stewart climbs into the cab to do something he’s wanted to see done for 18 years.

“When it gave me a little jolt, then it really got serious. I knew I was sitting on top a serious machine,” said Stewart.



Anonymous said...

Nothing new. They've been doing this for over 30 years. There are whole city blocks where the ramshackled buildings have been torn down and now they are just trash strewn lots, repositories for stolen striped vehicles and hangouts for drug users and dealers, -no improvement at all. No one is going to come in and rebuild a thing.

Anonymous said...

50 years ago or so, many of these were good, solid homes for working class families. Between the riots in the 60's, forced busing, and the closing of countless American factories, white flight has left some areas a.virtual wasteland.

After they left, the slumlords and rats took over,

Anonymous said...

Baltimore needs controlled rioting,where a black person can be assaulted by the police & the ensuing riots can be directed at the buildings that need to be demolished.That would be a win win.