President Trump's tweets on Saturday that denigrate Baltimore as a & # 39; rodent-ridden mess & # 39; true & # 39; no human & # 39; would like to live has once again aroused interest in the conditions of houses owned by & # 39; slumlord & # 39; Jared Kushner.
Trump was destroyed as a racist for his tweets who criticized House Rep. Elijah Cummings, representing the seventh congress district of Maryland.
The district includes half the city of Baltimore and the surrounding suburbs.
The President's tweets about "rodent plague" shone a new spotlight on Kushner.
President Trump's comments (left) about Baltimore & # 39; infected with rodents & # 39; led some to note that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner (right), owns properties in Maryland that the tenants say are crawling with mice and maggots.
In the fall of 2017, the Maryland Attorney General announced that he was investigating Kushner in response to tenant claims that his property had fallen into disrepair and that the company was using aggressive debt collection practices against vulnerable residents. The image above shows the Cove Village apartment complex in Baltimore County, owned by Kushner
Officials in Baltimore County say that Kushner-owned companies have been fined several times for code violations. One of the complexes of Kushner in Maryland, Carroll Park, can be seen above
The image above shows Highland Village, another low-income residential complex in Maryland, owned by Kushner
In response to Trump's tweets, John Olszewski Jr. in Baltimore County called it an attack based on decency & # 39 ;.
"It is certainly ironic that the president's son-in-law was complicit in part of the neglect the president is so concerned about," said Olszewski, a democrat. The Washington Post.
Kushner, a senior White House adviser and president's son-in-law, also owns thousands of rental properties in and around Baltimore County, Maryland.
After Trump's election, reports surfaced that tenants renting Kushner apartments complained about mouse plagues, mold problems, and maggots.
In the fall of 2017, the Maryland Attorney General announced that he was investigating the real estate management business of the Kushner family.
The investigation was announced in response to claims from tenants that their properties have fallen into disrepair and that the company is using aggressive collection practices against vulnerable residents.
Attorney General Brian Frosh launched an investigation into the property of JK2 Westminster LLC, a subsidiary of Kushner Companies, which was owned by Jared until he ceased to play in the White House in January 2017.
However, he still retained an estimated $ 600 million stake in Kushner companies, now run by his family.
The survey was announced after many Baltimore residents had destroyed the conditions on the properties earlier in 2017.
In a stomach-straining story, Jasmine Cox of the Cove Village complex complained about maggots coming out of her carpet and raw wastewater flowing out of her kitchen counter.
& # 39; It sounded like someone was turning a swimming pool upside down & # 39 ;, Cox told ProPublica. & # 39; I got out of bed and the sink is black and gray, it comes out of the sink and the house smells terrible. & # 39;
When she left, the company invoiced her $ 600 for a new carpet and other repairs.
Mike McHargue, a private investigator who lives in a Carroll Park complex with his girlfriend ProPublica that JK & # 39; nothing but slumlords & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; They accept everyone's money, & # 39; he added.
When he was told that Kushner's name was behind the company, he replied: & # 39; Oh, really? Really. And I am a Trump supporter. & # 39;
Alishia Jamesson, 30, who pays $ 842 a month to live in the Highland Village complex with her fiancé and two children, had a litany of problems. Among them was an opening in the skylight of the bathroom that let in rain and snow; black mold around the bath and three holes in the wall of her living room.
She paid $ 150 to make the holes in October and is still waiting, she said: & Every time I ask about drywall, they say: & # 39; Well, we only have one plasterboard person. & # 39;
Elsewhere in Highland Village, the walls of a unit that had burned down months ago remained covered with tarpaulin.
Marquita Parmely, a truck driver who lives in Essex Park, said her daughter, 12, had woken up to find a mouse in her bed: one of many of a nasty pest.
Parmely needs to vacuum twice a day to clean up the droppings, because they cause her two-year-old asthma.
Meanwhile, the company was criticized for their aggressive collection tactics against some of the most vulnerable tenants.
Trump said that Cummings is a & # 39; bully & # 39; was for customs and border patrol agents and claimed that the situations at border facilities are better than in Baltimore, which Cummings represents in Congress
He claimed that Baltimore & # 39; disgusting & # 39; and & # 39; rats and rodents are infected & # 39 ;. He also said that no & # 39; human & # 39; would like to live there, which led many to say that the tweets were racially motivated
Such a person was cancer patient Joan Beverly, who signed a lease in 2009 for her daughter, Lennettea, for a unit on the Dutch Village complex. Leannettea left a year later, a few months before her lease would end – and more than two years before Kushner Companies bought the property.
In December 2012, JK2 Westminster Beverly filed a lawsuit against Beverly, seeking $ 3,810.16 in missed rent and around $ 1,000 in repairs.
Kushner Companies said it meets Frosh research.
& # 39; We worked with the Maryland Attorney General's office to provide information in response to his request & # 39 ;, the company said in a statement to The Hill and added: & # 39; national and local laws. & # 39;
Kushner companies say it meets industry standards for maintenance personnel and destruction visits.
It said that $ 10 million was invested in upgrades to the complexes, but that despite these improvements, & # 39; still have problems, given the age of the properties. & # 39;
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