Healthy Neighborhoods???- Healthy Tenants? Moral bankruptcy

July 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm 26 comments


1714- Long
ED NOTE: You can see the “air conditioner ” pictured in this Morning Journal photo and if you click on to enlarge you can see the satellite dish and the cable and the trash strewn around and lo an behold the empty trash can…

There you have it if the story of Ms Perez being arrested for child endangering
http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2012/07/07/news/mj6464734.txt

for the disgusting conditions in which she caused her children to suffer daily wasn’t bad enough we have these two upstanding members of our community “allegedly” robbing the place- obviously not mindful for their own “health”

Morning Journal:
Men attempt to break in ‘filthy’ home

Chronicle Telegram
http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2012/07/10/2-men-arrested-for-home-break-in-while-lorain-woman-was-in-jail/

Police were dispatched to Perez’s home at 12:13 a.m. Monday when a neighbor, who knew Perez’s home was empty, reported seeing lights on at the home. The neighbor said two men stole a window air conditioner from the home and then walked out of the house and east on West 17th Street.

According to a police report, police found Emmanuel Rodriguez, 27, and Joe Hernandez, 22, both of Lorain, carrying an air conditioner and plastic laundry container holding a PlayStation 2 and a DVD player. Rodriguez told police the two had found the air conditioner, and the DVD player and PlayStation 2 belonged to Hernandez.

Now obviously these two men must have been desperate in the heat to need this air conditioner, maybe they wanted to keep cool when they played their “HOT” videos and play station.

So let us take a trip to their residences and see what is what
421 W. 15th Street

This property ( which actually has been upgraded) by the owners another “property rental group” Davis Property Rentals – Gina and Jason Davis .. you will be happy to note Mr. Sutton and Mr. Schneider some of the “26 properties listed” ( under at least one of the searches for this “group”) are also your neighbors on other streets.
You will be pleased to know you have help in determining the condition of the neighborhood…..
http://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/for-rent-one-city-who-dictates-the-health-of-your-neighborhood/

Hey – here is a thought maybe they can help get the air conditioner replaced- maybe they have a spare. If not try 2625 W. 39th Street- BKS Investments- Brian Schreiber
a quick check 7 under that name – (bit more upmarket than most) but the “Schreiber search turned up Marlene Schreiber ( relationship not known) with another 13- also a neighbor of yours on a couple of streets..

AH!!!! it is a wonderful day in the “neighborhood” – unless you happen to live here ………….


All information taken from Lorain County Auditors site

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  • 1. Brian  |  July 10, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I have one question. Looking at the picture of the house on Long Avenue, name one building violation that an inspector would cite the housing provider on that is the providers responsibility?

    The house was most likely void of trash when the tenent moved in, so what single item could would an inspector make the owner fix?

    If that house was in on another block somewhere else besides Long Avenue, it would be worth a hell of a lot more and most likely get much more in rents SOOOOOOOO????????

    Is this condition of this house actually better than the condition of the neighborhood?????????????????

  • 2. aka/mozart  |  July 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    needs a railing on steps…we had to do it.

  • 3. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Brian MY point is “WHO DETERMINES THE CONDITION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD???? on these streets? – and the answer to me is “the number of rentals owned by mega landlords”. ( they are the ones determing the condition ….Yes .. they meet minimum code outside at least ….. because they are the business to do so…….. put that home in Nantucket and you would pay 1.5 MILLION for it… what I am saying is the landlord groups are detemining the low bar setting of the condition of the neighborhood which in turn helps their business………….and they are earning money from them as Mr. Sutton said they are in the housing provider “BUSINESS”-

    We just drove around Charleston Village taking picture of old ship captains homes — I could cry……….

  • 4. Brian  |  July 11, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Denise,
    The handrail is attached to the house. Hand rail is only needed on one side.

    Loraine,
    How does the landlord group determine the low bar setting? You may believe that the housing providers weild this enormous amout of power but they are NO DIFFERANT that any other business association.

    What is this setting that you are referring too? I was in Queens New York recently for a weekend and let me tell you, it is no differant there.

    The Housing providers in Lakewood, Bay Village, Pepper Pike, Elyria, and Lorain pretty much buy the same quality paint, doors, windows, furnaces, hot water heaters, and carpet. It is the EXACT SAME THING that the homeowners and contractors in those communities are buying from their Home Depots and Lowes.

    Are you implying that the housing providers are buying anything less than what the housing market demands?

    There is a glut of housing in Lorain and the rental market is EXTREMELY competitive. It is actually more demanding now than when the market was better.

  • 5. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 11, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Brian Ok

    1. the majority rules – and the majority of homes in these areas are rentals most owned by landlords with multi properties. therefore they are setting the “standard” of the neighborhood in those areas. it is plain and simple .. majority rules

    the homes in Lakewood etc have the added conditions they “paint the railings” they have to take into account the ambiance of the home as well as minimum code… what happens in Lorain they take down the turned railings of yesteryear and put up the wolmanized (sp) crap just take a look at Suttons rental pictured and see what happened .. the trio photos . …..

    Of course there is a glut of housing .and the landlords are having a “harvest ” just look at what they can get for 13,000 next door to me…thanks to the banks and their incompetence and greed whenh it came to the mortgage fiasco … Who worth their salt is going to live in these “houses”….

    Well I can tell you people I don’t want to associate with…. like the three mentioned in the last two posts……. And as the city of Lorain is finding out that not only do I not want to live here but neither do the people who have companies, businesses……

    well not going to be my problem as I am on the downside of life all I do is chronicle the crap.. as I said I have told my daughter when I die bring in an architectural salvage company take anything that is worth anything out of this house . and dump what is left…………
    I would rather that happen than the likes of it becoming another “group rental”

  • 6. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

    And the Fugitive of the week on 37th who turned himself in another lives out of town landlord with rentals in Lorain ……..

  • 7. Brian  |  July 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Loraine,
    The “majority” of the people in Lorain are poorer, and democrats. Poorer people want to send their children to good schools, have nice parks, and want reilable city services. The housing “market” determines where they move to.

    The house next to yours is $13,000.00? I went for a walk last night and talked to a guy that lived in an area that only had two houses on the street with anyone living in them. You can buy two houses in my neck of the woods for that kind of money!

    The “investors” don’t set the selling price of the homes, the market does. I am going to say it again, the condition of the neighborhoods, the schools, parks, and city services have more to do with the VALUE of your home than anything else.

    Changing the “demographic” of who moves into Lorain starts with the schools in my opinion. I am starting to think that if the school system can’t figure out how to improve their standing with the community that I might actually support a charter high school being built in the community so that our residents have an option besides moving out of our city to get those services.

    The schools believe that if we give them more money that our ills will go away…

    I don’t believe that for a second.

    Some believe that hiring more inspectors will make our housing problems go away…

    I don’t believe that one either unless there are tools available to them to assist them and that the city holds itself to the same standard.

  • 8. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I agree Brian ——— and how did we get here in the first place by not living up to the standards of the codes set by the people who founded this community .so do I want OUT ! YES I want to leave the hypocracy – the posturing- the glad handing- the holier than thou and the sheer frustration of not being able to do anything to help with what is wrong with this community ….. but I can’t afford to and I like my home and the memories of life and laughter of days that I hold in my heart …….

    As I said I can’t do anything but chronicle the events and the people this Loraine is not the only “Lorain” that is nearing her sell by date.

  • 9. Lisa  |  July 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Brian, we are practically neighbors so I need a little more info (please) about where you went for a walk so that I don’t inadvertently wander through a practically abandoned neighborhood.

  • 10. Brian  |  July 12, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Lisa,
    10th Street between Reid and Broadway. Between Zeleks and Dyes Appliance.

  • 11. Lisa  |  July 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks. Won’t be wandering around over there any time soon.

  • 12. Brian  |  July 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I can sense Loraines fustration on this topic. I am CONCERNED that just hiring inspectors without having a functioning “housing department” in place is like spending money on fancy rims and tires for a car that doesn’t run.

    You should see how Elyria repairs potholes. They make Lorains operation look ghetto, because it is, plain and simple. While Elyria invests in its streets by actually doing repairs that are pretty damn good, watching a crew from Lorain the other day after seeing how Elyria does it was disturbing.

    The reason why it was disturbing is that Lorain residents are “conditioned” to believe that slopping some black crap in a pot hole and “maybe” tapping it with a shovel is how repars are made knowing damn well that the “repair” is nothing more than a temp band aide.

  • 13. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Frustration another F word :)

  • 14. Brian  |  July 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    There are a couple of “demographics” that are less concerned about the schools that buy and invest in communities. One group is the empty nesters that don’t have children living at home,The way to attract this demographic to Lorain is to have leisure type activities for them. One idea would be for the city to provide FISHING spots along the Black River and Beavercrest and possibly invest in creating habitat to promote more fish.

    This would also encourage people that fish who own boats to dock their boats in Lorain.

    The unintended plus side of appealing to this demographic is another demographic “feeds” off of the empty nesters. The Boomerangers, This group of younger professional working class people who cohabitate with their parents for extended periods of time to maintain their middle class lifestyle.

  • 15. Brian  |  July 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Another idea would be to expand on the idea of creating a waterfront park along the Black River. Parks can become “tourist attractions”.

    http://www.planning.org/cityparks/briefingpapers/tourism.htm

    Parks with landscape planting and design that are recognized as “living works of art” can be tourist attractions.

  • 16. Brian  |  July 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    A longer range goal of the city might be to develop the parks into being “greener” and just not playgrounds.

    http://www.planning.org/cityparks/briefingpapers/saferneighborhoods.htm

  • 17. Brian  |  July 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    While the city is trying to promote the waterfront, studies suggest that barren spaces are more frightening to people and are more crime prone than parks landscaped with greenery and open vistas.

    Now might be the time to develop a plan that gives the residents access to the waterfront along the Black River and setting aside portions for development in the future.

    If the city would suggest that some of the new tax monies would be used for this idea the residents may be more prone to support it.

  • 18. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I don’t know Brian I had some people from Michigan here yesterday took them around and I have to tell you apart from Lakeview and a couple of spots Jacalope etc. I was embarrassed by the state of this town – they likened it to Detroit…….. certainly couldn’t point to anything with pride including my own neighborhood……. I looked at Lorain through their eyes and the sight wasn’t pretty

  • 19. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Is it just too far gone……. can anything be done- let West Lorain become Amherst.let East Lorain join with Sheffield …… as for this old historic old neighborhhod it will rot and fall in upon itself evenutally and even the gang bangers, slum lords will abandon it because there will be nothing left to give them any profit, nothing to steal and nothing to pimp for profit..and mother nature will take over and hide the ghost of a town a “true greenspace…. …… as for South Lorain well Elyria might be an option …….. Let us just disappear as they tried to do back in the 1800′s …………..

  • 21. Brian  |  July 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    The link you posted was disturbing in that it shows what happens when a community places all of its eggs into one basket, like he City of Lorain has done with the Steel Plant and the closed Ford Plant.

    While the City TRIED to create a super-board to promote marketing the cities waterfront, maybe it is time for the city to try something on its own to promote quality of life type activities for its current residents. In time, the investment may become a catalyst for development because quick fixes never work.

  • 22. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I agree- but you and I are running out of time :(

  • 23. Brian  |  July 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I see the city is building the 50 million dollar poop tunnel. Someone should have read this brochure from Westlake before…

    http://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/northolmsted/published_documents/Service/Flooding%20Information/Flooded%20Basement%20Brochure%20City%20of%20Westlake.pdf

    Just think if 50 million was spent on improvements in our city that would prevent storm water from entering the sanitary sewers????

    Copy & Paste….

    Sometimes the answers are just so easy to find…

  • 24. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 19, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Suspected Drug Dealer Kavis Roberts arrested- dealing out of
    3106 Cromwell Ave
    http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2012/07/19/news/doc50078810830eb606045945.txt

    Property search leads to Betra Homes Inc as the landlord with 14 properties according to the auditors site and the tax bill goes to Ralph and Clara Pagett , Sheffiled Village … Kavis Roberts has apparently been living at that address quite awhile since 2006 at least all through his grand theft auto phase and menacing drug possesion obstruction phase – through all of his 16 court appearancesw must have paid the rent on time though! Eh what Betra Homes – wonder how many times I wonder did the LPD have to go to the Betra Property ——- can you say NUISANCE!!!

  • 25. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Also one of the comments on the filthy house on the chronicle article has this comment

    http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2012/07/18/photo-gallery-father-grandmother-had-sought-custody-of-lorain-kids-found-living-in-filth/

    Deborah Jeanne Akin · Owner at Self employed

    The Grandmother is a very, very sweet lady! She leps everyone she can! Never expecting anything in return! She just loves her Grandbabies! I know her personally because I rent a home to her. Which she keeps CLEAN! She had told me several times about her Grandchildren. I have even went shopping and bought clothes for them myself due to the terrible situation they were in.

    Ah I remember Deborah ( North Ridgeville from a previous post SHE of the 29 properties
    http://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/the-neighborhood-that-was-landlords-banks-and-business/

    Deborah Akin and a quick search of the auditors site in her name only 29 properties and remember the those murderous gang lords the police have been tracking down well close to home here at 1026 Brownell -

    Randy Glover pleaded guilty-

    Glover, along with 21 other suspected gang members of Member of Blood or Money or Bitches gang…..He also pleaded guilty to earlier charges of two counts of felonious assault, having a weapon under disability, obstructing official business and two different counts of burglary……….Police believe the gang is responsible for nine of the last 12 murders in the city in the past four years and other violent crimes including home invasions, shootings, intimidation and drug trafficking.

    Room to talk??????????????

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