Thursday, December 19, 2013

Slumlords and Urban Blight




There was a time when shaming people actually meant something:

“Most people just assumed that for somebody to go into some of the neighborhoods I spend a lot of time in, that I would be this large, burly, tough sort of man,” says Carol Ott. “Well, no, I’m just a 45-year-old mother of two who thinks that our city deserves a little bit better.” 


Ott is the person behind Baltimore Slumlord Watch, a website dedicated to documenting every abandoned property in Baltimore. She’s also the director of a new organization called Housing Policy Watch, which means that thinking about blight is Ott’s full-time job.

More here:

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

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