Established by Mayor Menino, the Problem Properties Initiative is a coordinated, inter-departmental approach to identify and respond to properties where there is persistent criminal activity and violations of the State Sanitary and Building Codes. The Initiative is supported by a set of three City ordinances, one of which establishes the Mayor’s Problem Properties Task Force.
The Task Force includes 10 cabinet chiefs and is chaired by the Mayor's Chief of Policy and Planning. Members of these various City departments, such as the Boston Police Department and the Inspectional Services Department, work closely together to identify those properties that have a long-established record of criminal incidents and code violations. The Task Force may designate a property as a Problem Property based on the number of criminal incidents or code violations recorded within a twelve-month period, the nature of the complaints and the use of the property, in addition to other factors.
Once a property is designated as a Problem Property, owners of such properties are notified. Additional fines and penalties may be enforced against property owners at the discretion of the Boston Police Commissioner, Inspectional Services Department Commissioner or the Fire Commissioner.
Mayor's Problem Properties Task Force & Reports
View full Task Force Member list along with reports.
View full list of all designated problem properties.
Identifying & Monitoring Problem Properties
Using departmental data and analytic dashboard to identify and monitor problem properties.
|Edward Cahill||217 Paris St.||East Boston||Cited for excessive trash accumulated on property. Structural condition poor.|
|Mary B. Young||56 Sudan St.||Dorchester||Building is secured. Cited for unsanitary conditions.|
|PL Properties III, LLC||10 Corwin St.||Dorchester||Site of excessive noise due to loud parties. Cited for trash and debris.|
|Eljen Corp.||10 Penniman Rd.||Allston||Disturbance of the peace related issues. Cited for unsanitary conditions.|
|Lionsgate Properties, LLC||15 Wendover Street||Roxbury||Drugs recovered at property, multiple responses due to disturbance of the peace, unsanitary conditions.|