A Real Culprit – Dearth of Affordable Rentals

One reality in cities like Baltimore is that for the past 40 years, we as a community have not built enough rental housing for low- and moderate-income families – especially two- and three-bedroom houses for families. That has put tremendous pressure on tenants who are living in abominable rat-infested, roach-infested housing and can’t find decent rentals. This is part of the reason so many people were susceptible to getting into these bad deals. They knew they couldn’t afford the loans, but they were so desperate to get out.

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