Tuesday, January 15, 2013
There are almost 2,000 vacant foreclosures in Prince George's County.
Hundreds of vacant foreclosed homes are still plaguing Prince George's County neighborhoods, the Washington Post reports. Even with the housing market recovering in the county, there are still around 51,000 foreclosures in the county and around 1,900 of them are vacant, the paper writes. According to the Post, officials are trying to deal with the problem by distributing funds to buy vacant foreclosures and by requiring banks to register foreclosed homes.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Police work to curb prostitution in College Park hotels; former Olympian in jail; depth of county foreclosure crisis; September 11 remembrance; $250,000 renovation in decades old park; and support for Sacred Hearts expansion.
A lot happened around Prince George's County this week and here are the stories you and your neighbors were reading: N. Carolina Police Investigating DeMatha Prostitute Fling Police in Morrisville, NC are investigating reports that five DeMatha Catholic High School football players hired the services of prostitutes following a season-opening road game victory over Durham-based Hillside High School last weekend. Greenbelt Gunfight Breaks Out Beside Children Playing Soccer Basketball hoops near Mandan Field in Greenbelt, MD, are gone and police have tightened security after a gunfight broke out by a basketball court near children at play last week. The local Boys and Girls Club was slated to use the soccer field, and police confirmed …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The north end of the county has generally fared better, but more than 4% of homes received notices last quarter in some towns.
Data from the second quarter of 2012 spell out the depth of the housing crisis across much of Prince George's County, with more than 4 percent of homes in some zip codes receiving foreclosure notices between April and June of this year. The figures, published by Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and compiled into an interactive map by NeighborhoodInfo DC, show particularly high rates in a band running through the center of the county. Hardest-hit is zip code 20747 (Forestville), where 4.95 percent of homes received a notice of intent to foreclose from a bank in Q2. Close behind it are zip code 20716 (Bowie) at 4.34 percent and zip code 20785 (Landover) at 4.11 percent. Measured by amount to cure—or the median amount …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A student-run outreach program at the Washington College of Law are notifying homeowners and renters of their rights and cut through the confusing, intimidating or misleading information in foreclosure documents.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
By Jeffrey Benzing Capital News Service When Gabriel Rodriguez-Rico and Danielle Dean met one recent Saturday in Prince George's County to help residents of foreclosed homes, they ended up heeding, in a way, the advice they were handing out: "Don't move. Don't panic. You have time." "That is a huge dog," Dean said about two hours into their mission. "A horse," said her partner. There, crouched in the front yard, a disheartening long chain around its neck, was a wolfish canine blocking access to a home near FedEx Field. It was just one more barrier that the volunteers with Take Back Your Home — a student-run outreach program at the Washington College of Law — needed to surmount to notify homeowners and renters of their rights and cut …