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BALTIMORE COUNTY, Maryland – In this follow-up Friday post, WMAR-2 News returns to Catons Villas North to speak with Phyllis Duncan.
“There doesn’t seem to be any urgency,” Duncan said. “But they still want me to move.”
WMAR 2-News first showed you the cap Duncan wants to set on Monday. Following our story, a housing inspector went out on Wednesday.
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According to a county spokesperson, “Baltimore County re-inspected the unit this week. The unit failed inspection because it does not meet federal or county housing quality standards.”
Duncan also has a new housing voucher.
“I got a call the same day,” she said. “The only reason they recalled my call was because WMAR-2 News had taken care of the matter.”
Duncan participates in the rental voucher program after becoming disabled a few years ago.
As for the letter from WPM Real Estate Management telling Duncan that his lease is not being renewed, the company was unable to provide concrete answers to WMAR-2 News as to why. The company would only say that it “has received complaints.”
Another tenant, who asked not to be identified, said he was also facing a similar issue.
In a message to WMAR-2 News, the tenant wrote: “WPM management does this to me as well. The doors to my balcony leak every time it rains. After complaining since last December, I received a certified letter stating that my lease will not be renewed. “
WMAR-2 News has contacted WPM to see how many tenants have received letters regarding non-renewal of their leases. We have not had an answer.
No wonder, Duncan said.
“I just think about what they wanted to put me in my place and tell me to shut up and go out at sunset so they could treat people the way they want,” she said.
As for the ceiling of its kitchen, WPM Real Estate has 30 days to bring it into conformity. Otherwise, the Baltimore County Housing Authority could stop rent payments.