More than 170 code violations in Baltimore

Back in November 2017 there were fines.

Jared Kushner’s family real estate company has racked up more than 170 code violations in Baltimore after failing to comply with local laws, officials said Thursday.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said local officials had to threaten sanctions to get Kushner Companies to address necessary repairs. The county withheld U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rental payments at nine of the company’s properties and issued $3,500 in fines.

“We expect all landlords to comply with the code requirements that protect the health and safety of their tenants, even if the landlord’s father-in-law is president of the United States,” Kamenetz said in a statement.

You know…this is really extraordinary. On Saturday the president of the US screams at a Congressional Representative about putative rats and filth in his district, and on Sunday we are directed to headline after headline after headline about that president’s son-in-law and illegal employee and his long string of code violations as a profiteering landlord. It doesn’t get much more sordid than that.

The company owns 13 apartment complexes in Baltimore County.

Inspectors found 173 failures when inspecting the company’s 701 HUD-supported units. Despite that, company spokeswoman Christine Taylor said the company is in compliance with all state and local laws.

Kamenetz called the compliance claim a “stretch.” The inspector’s office found the firm made repairs only when the office threatened to withhold HUD payments. The office handed out 35 correction notices, and all were handled except three locations.

Now why do profiteering landlords refuse to make repairs until they are forced? Because they want to keep the money for themselves. That’s who Jared Kushner is just as it’s who Donald Trump is. They’re greedy exploitative profiteering criminals and shits. And they’ve got their nasty mitts on our country.

Since issuing notices, the inspector’s office received five more complaints about Kushner properties.

“Baltimore County will continue to be vigilant…to ensure that residents of Mr. Kushner’s properties have healthy and safe places to live,” Kamenetz said.

It’s not Elijah Cummings, Don, it’s you, and your greedy ruthless family.

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