05/31/07 Vacant Homes

Image borrowed from www.theamericas.org

Tomorrow we’ll be discussing the thousands upon thousands of vacant homes that plaque our city, and ideas for saving them.

I realized today that as Baltimore is only the second city I have ever lived in, I have never really thought about the vacant homes.  I never really questioned what they were doing there.  I thought it was sad, sure, and unfortunate, but I guess I sort of accepted it as a “city thing”. 

But it’s not, is it?  It’s a Baltimore thing, I guess.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.  What other cities have you lived in and what was the vacant home situation there?  What are your ideas for how to fill those homes?

Hope you enjoy the show.  Marc will be talking with Michael Mazepink of the People’s Homesteading Group,Alan Chantker from the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Investor’s Association,and Michael Bainum, Baltimore’s Assistant Commissioner for Land Resources.

-Jessica Phillips


One Response

  1. Theres gonna be vacant homes pretty much everywhere you go , they are more common in Baltimore However , We have one of the highest rate of abandoned houses and somthing needs to be done about it because in the end it makes our city look worst than it actualy is

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: