Baltimore resident Carol Ott’s unconventional job takes her to neighborhoods in Baltimore with boarded-up windows and vacant properties, according to the Atlantic Cities.
The website, which focuses on urban areas across the globe, reported that Ott is behind Baltimore Slumlord Watch
, a blog that publishes any information that Ott can obtain about vacant properties in Baltimore.
The goal of the blog is to identify neglected properties and their owners in an effort to solve Baltimore’s problem with vacant homes.
Ott also began a second website in June
, called Housing Policy Watch
, to educate renters and landlords about common issues. Ott began this project with help from the nonprofit Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc.
According to The Atlantic Cities, Ott has been a resident of Baltimore for 13 years and says that her websites are a way for her to show “some tough love” to the city.
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