April 6, 2017


The catalyst for this project was the Baltimore Slumlord Watch project, created in January of 2009 by Carol Ott, a Baltimore City resident, as a way for residents to discuss and share information on Baltimore’s many negligent property owners.

There are three services offered:

  • research and investigative work (including mapping);
  • direct services to residents who are in need of assistance with potential code enforcement and other housing issues;
  • referrals to outside assistance, including state or local agencies, as needed.

The initial project was featured in many local and national publications and news outlets, and has won several awards.


To create a more equitable Baltimore, through strong advocacy for affordable and safe and lead-free housing.

Our services and work are available to anyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.