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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Report says Maryland had high percentage of failing scores for public housing inspections

BALTIMORE —The Department of Housing and Urban Development's inspection process is coming under scrutiny in a new report.

The report urges HUD to improve the physical inspection process and oversight of inspectors.

According to the report, Maryland had the highest percentage of failing scores from public housing property inspections of any state over a four-year period.

The United States Government Accountability Office, an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress, issued the report. It shows a shocking number of failing properties in Baltimore, as the agency calls on HUD to strengthen its inspection process.



Anonymous said...

How about Inspecting EBT LOCATIONS.

Anonymous said...

The answer is that more and more housing was created without a thought to the maintenance needs of the existing buildings and grounds. This is repeated, over and over again at the federal, state, county and municipality levels, as if a thousand examples of bad management can't be seen and used as examples to better conserve, rather than creating generations of new needs that require massive dollar input.

Anonymous said...

There should be laws that guarantees upkeep of the properties. If you can't fund the maintenance and have a fund for large problems, don't bother asking for permission to build.

Anonymous said...

It is called getting more tax dollars with no accountability.