The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Baltimore County:
Eviction Cases Begin

Nov 23, 2020

The federal Center for Disease Control’s moratorium on evictions ends December 31. It allows landlords to file with courts to start the eviction process now.

Westminster Management has been filing for evictions in Baltimore County and adding the court fees to tenants’ overdue accounts. Westminster is no mom‑and‑pop, shoe‑string operation. It manages more than 20,000 apartments and it paid owner Jared Kushner (Donald Trump’s son-in-law) 1.65 million dollars last year.

Corporate landlords filed 10,000 evictions in five states since September, on top of over 80,000 eviction filings earlier during the pandemic.

What system throws tens of thousands of people out into the cold in the middle of a health crisis, just to keep paying high profits to a little class of parasites? A rotten one for sure.