When several people perished at the hands of a house fire on Sibley Street in Hammond, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. took this tragedy as an opportunity to call landlords who rent out subdivided housing as a cancer to the city.
I am a landlord who rents out several units of this type of housing to make my living within this community. I follow all rules and housing codes very carefully and provide more than adequate rental units to my tenants. Being labeled as a cancer to this city is highly offensive to me.
McDermott took this tragedy as an opportunity to put a biased view in the newspaper to help merit his own agendas for the city. I would really like to know why he feels that this is OK to do.
- Mark DalSanto, Chesterton