Too Many Baltimore Tenants Endure Mice, Mold and More, Councilmen Say

Standing in front of three Reservoir Hill apartment buildings where tenants have long reported rats, roaches, mold, broken elevators and more, Baltimore City Council members Zeke Cohen and James Torrence explained why a new law is needed to police this chronic citywide problem.

They are proposing  that large (20 units or more) apartment buildings with a history of violations would go on a “priority dwelling” list subjecting them to more frequent housing inspections.

Buildings on the list would be required to pay a fee for every unit for every year they remain on the list.