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 Police 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 or the Inspectional Services Department 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.
|Dwight Miller||18 Hartwell Street||Roxbury||Weapons and drugs recovered from warrant search of property. Arrests. made|
|Stephanie Finn||10 Greylock Road||Allston||Disturbing the peace incidents, fights.|
|Rui Leite||39 Walnut Park||Roxbury||Cited as unsafe structure. Recently boarded and secured.|
|Cherifa Bendarkawi||18 Chase Street||Dorchester||Violations for unsanitary conditions citing loose trash, complaints regarding rodents.|
|BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP||117 Bowdoin Street||Dorchester||Larceny, breaking and entering incidents. Assault and Battery on a police officer, arrest made, seizure of small quantity of drugs.|