Unless the City wants to house the residents they want to displace, how is this solving a problem?
Crime: Blame It On The Landlord
There is no question about it. The crime level in many parts of Baltimore City, as well as in some other major cities, is far higher than is acceptable.
There are many theories and opinions as to the cause.
There, also, have been many efforts to eliminate or, at least, reduce the crime to more reasonable levels.
But now, there seems to be an effort to place the blame, to some degree, on the landlords.
It is true that there is the occasional slum lord who needs to be cited and removed from the business, but by and large this is not the case. Most landlords are responsible.
Somehow, the City of Baltimore has come to the conclusion that it should revoke the license of a particular landlord and relocate the tenants to other rental units based on the idea that the rental housing itself is causing the crime.