BALTIMORE (AP) — Almost a third of public housing inspections in Maryland have resulted in failing health and safety scores. An analysis of federal data by The Associated Press shows that’s the worst performance in the country.

Old, rundown complexes in Baltimore are the main culprit. Federal and city data show that 22 of 37 Baltimore sites failed their most recent inspections.

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City blames the problems on long-term underfunding by the federal government.

Statewide, public housing buildings failed 32% of inspections since 2013.

The problems extend beyond Maryland. The District of Columbia had the country’s second worst failure rate at 29%.

Inspection scores have declined for years nationally at subsidized apartments assigned to low-income tenants both in public housing and private buildings. Meanwhile, few operators face serious consequences.

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Comments (2)
  1. All these constant findings of the worst of ANYTHING and ALL in reports and statistics about Baltimore City! Why are you people not understanding this has ALL been happening and the DIRECT RESULT of DEMOCRATIC CONTROL and RULE for years!! What does it take for you people to see and realize who is the direct blame for the TOTAL DEMISE of Baltimore City??? This city is forever doomed if you don’t wake up and force change of the OBVIOUS DEMISE of Baltimore at the hands of the DEMOCRATS, iT’S SCARY! NOT ONE THING GOOD HAS COME FROM THEM BEING IN CONTROL… REALLY!!! OMG!!!!

  2. No surprise here it just goes on and on and on….

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