What’s happening? 

Empty and decaying properties in Baltimore City will now have QR codes on them.

Sounds interesting. Why is this taking place? 

Among other reasons, Baltimore City is implementing the new system to call attention to the more than 15,000 vacant properties in communities across the city. 

Ok, so what should I do with this information? 

Folks who scan the code can get info such as development plans and active notices, as well as contact information for the owner or person responsible for the blighted property. 

Noted. Anything else I should know? 

Technically Baltimore, which reported the program’s launch, will be tracking a couple things as the initiative moves forward, including: Will people use these QR codes to look up info on vacant houses? And ultimately, is it accessibility to ownership info that prevents the sale of these vacant homes?

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