When I read this article by Larry Carson in The Sun yesterday I wondered what kind of a house Grassroots had rented for $10,000 a month. According to the story, Grassroots rented the home, known as Building 21 on the Sheppard Pratt campus on College Avenue, from Historic Ellicott City Properties to house the county homeless. This is a picture of Building 21.
Doesn’t seem like much of a place for 10 grand a month to me. To put that number into perspective consider that you could rent this home in Ellicott City for $2,690 a month. That seems like a better deal.
Historic Ellicott City Properties is owned by Dr. Bruce Taylor. In what could possibly be the biggest public relations blunder of the year in Howard County, not only did Dr. Taylor get a premium rent from the non profit, he is also stiffing Grassroots for half of the security deposit.