Sunday, April 30, 2017

The slumlord of the Jackson City Council

If one wants to know why Jackson is falling apart, look no farther than Ward 5 Jackson City Councilman Charles Tillman and his properties.  Mr. Tillman owns 65 properties in Jackson.  The pictures posted below show the deplorable state of some of his houses.

These pictures are a perfect example of what is wrong with Jackson leadership.  Mr. Tillman has served several terms on the Jackson City Council. However, he vies with the Ward 7 Councilwoman to see who can miss the most meetings.  These pictures alone show he is unfit to serve, much less lead, Jackson.  Mr. Tillman would not be allowed to get away with this crap in Madison, Ridgeland, Pearl, Brandon, Clinton, or Flowood.  He is neither fit to serve nor fit to lead and that, my friends, is the bottom line.  Jackson can no longer afford to suffer such leadership. 




203 Claiborne Avenue


323 Fryant


532 Claiborne Avenue



 65 properties are registered to Councilman Tillman at the same addressed used in his campaign finance reports.  They are posted below.







35 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is old news! In fact, he owns more properties than that just under a different name and partnership. He's just another POVERTY-PIMP playing the race card to STAY elected.

Anonymous said...

Tillman's opponent is Patty Patterson, a fantastic individual. Tell everyone to vote for her. She is the greatest!
http://vocm.org/about-voice-of-calvary-ministries/our-board/patty-patterson/
https://www.facebook.com/patty.patterson.7587
https://westjxn.com/2016/06/27/patty-patterson-transforms-vacant-lot-into-community-garden/

Anonymous said...

Pose looks like a plantation owner, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Tillman wouldn't contest any of these claims whatsoever, the challenge will be finding someone who gives a damn. haha. I guess you could call anyone who owns property as a slumlord. Look at the place!

Anonymous said...

Can you say HUD vouchers? We're all paying for this.

Anonymous said...

How do he manage to keep these properties in such an excellent state of disrepair? That has got to demand some planning and management expertise. Most people would *accidentally* improve one of these properties over time. Clearly he is a genius at doing what he does best - Keepin' 'em down on the plantation.

I would compare him at least to Jesse Jackson in this regard.

Catie Curric said...

This needs to be national news

Anonymous said...

This is why Jackson is totally lost. You got a slum lord sitting on top of city govt. You pay federal taxes. Those taxes go to Ward 5 Jackson City Councilman Charles Tillman by way of HUD vouchers. Now, multiply this over the entire nation & you see why the federal govt.is a total joke too. HUD will be all over your ass if you refuse to rent to a black person. But, it totally fine to rent unliveable housing to blacks. What hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

This is appalling. Does he really rent these out or are they vacant?
Thank you for calling attention to this, KF.

Anonymous said...

HUD vouchers follow the tenant/renter not the house or landlord.
If he's getting HUD vouchers it's because he is renting the property to
a person or family and not just because he owns the run down
property.

Anonymous said...

The solution is not only to inform the voters in Ward 5, it's to strengthen the laws in Mississippi at the state and local levels. It starts with the legislature.
This situation exists because government here has no power much beyond requiring that the property is mowed and debris is picked up. And, for decades , building codes have been far below standard and not enforced.
You can find such dwellings everywhere and the " owners" are often hiding behind company names.
Remember, KF, you identified slum owners in Madison not so long ago. They don't hold office. But, then the renters may not know anyone other than the property manager or have the knowledge or resources to find out who the owner actually is.
Interviewing the people who live in such places might be very enlightening.

Anonymous said...

What address/property does he claim homestead?

Anonymous said...

12:02
Can't see the forest for the trees.

Anonymous said...

These properties are boarded up and are on the tax roll. That's a win if you understood the City of Jackson at the moment... We need more people like him that are trying to make a difference.

Anonymous said...

Too bad Ward 5 voters won't see this article. I doubt many read JJ. The lady opposing him is well qualified, bright and full of ideas and action. It is time for him to retire and take care of these properties or tear them down. He is still capable of thinking. Its just hard to get from his brain to his mouth. Ward 5 should vote for a better Ward 5.

Anonymous said...

Do people actually pay rent to live in these houses? Obviously these properties, especially the wooden structures, should be condemned and demolished.

Anonymous said...


Mayor Ditto and Buster Bailey are the same way.

I rode through Belhaven this morning (We lived there for 25 years until last year) and was glad we made the move to Rankin County. We rode down several streets and had to drive all over the road to miss pot holes---WOW---nothing will ever change. Sure are a lot of houses for sale.

WALLOW, WALLOW,WALLOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Isn't Ward 5 Kenneth Stokes' former territory? Ward 5 is another Jackson immutable; nothing is going to change it except the voters who live there.

Anonymous said...

Pearl has slumlords (SM and AM) who are endorsing several Pearl candidates. The slumlords pretend to be concerned about tenants, but you can be assured that the slumlord's real goal is to elect people who will let the slumlords take advantage of tenants. Before you vote Tuesday in Pearl, verify whether or not your chosen candidates will be a puppet of these slumlords.

Anonymous said...


@9:38am "Mayor Ditto and Buster Bailey are the same way."
What a ridiculous and incomparable comment. These respectable gentlemen should not be mentioned in this conversation. You must have some personal beef that ran you into the next county. Wallow yourself!

Anonymous said...

Here is one of the LLC's trying to make a buck by marketing single family homes to "investors" (read landlords) in Jackson neighborhoods.
http://www.hindsrankinmadison.com

Anonymous said...

These are definitely antebellum homes because they were built before the war...the Iraq War that is.....

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, Ward 5 voters don't generally read this blog. Too bad. Maybe he is truly senile but it is terrible that he might be re-elected.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, Ward 5 voters don't generally read this blog.

How do you know? Be specific.

Anonymous said...

To answer 7:35. I don't really know; have never heard anybody from that Ward mention JJ? It was an assumption. I apologize to you and all, probably a somewhat racist assumption.

Dodging Tornadoes said...

@2:38 Ditto owns some of the sleaziest trailer parks in the state.

Anonymous said...

FYI - none of those home would pass HUD inspections. I used to rent to a HUD recipient, and the inspectors were very picky about what needed to be "fixed." Our home was in very good condition and we still had things to repair in order to meet their approval. The fact that a person who owns that type of property and actually takes money from people to live in it is incomprehensible to me. They have no conscience and obviously care for no one but themselves.

We own properties in Jackson (not anywhere close to the number this guy owns) and it pisses me off that people like Tillman are allowed to run down the city because they do not care for their properties. There is a need for rental properties in any large city, and this total disregard for people and the city should not be allowed to continue. I don't have time to look at it now, but I wonder how many of these properties have unpaid taxes?

He should be publicly shamed on a regular basis for this. Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

He's an entrepreneur. If we don't cut him some slack, we're racists.

Anonymous said...

@2:38 Ditto owns some of the sleaziest trailer parks in the state.

Tell us where. Put up.

Anonymous said...

One is at the Western most edge of the spillway in Ridgeland, South side of the road. Care for details? (although I suspect you have them, *****n)

Anonymous said...


No beef with anyone but I can say for sure that Buster Bailey and Ditto make Charles Tillman look like "Ned In the Primer".

I have known both slime ball for over 60 years.

Anonymous said...

Two words... time for term limits.

Anonymous said...

I know this was pre-election but I would be interested to know if anyone bothered to ask him about his plans for these properties. I rented from Councilman Tillman for five years. I rented a very quaint small apartment in a house on Robinson Street. In all the years I rented the property I resided in and those I had friends to live in were kept in EXCELLENT condition. He did not harrass, was easy to work with and responded promptly whenever there was any maintenance issues. Mr. Tillman has been in this business for decades and employs a number of young men on his maintenance team. He pays them each and every week and they do top notch work. You need more information before tagging someone as a slum lord just because you are supporting the opposing candidate.

Anonymous said...

Jackson needs to be cleansed. Much like Katrina did to New. Orleans. A fire, flood, whatever.

Anonymous said...

To the ex-renter, if Tillman was so great of a landlord to you, pay his workers every week, and you know his business, then why can't those taxes on all those properties be paid on time? Those tax dollars goes to public schools, the ones he brags about once teaching at, being a principal of, and serving on the school board. I remember seeing one of those books that he prints with all those foreclosures listed, he know darn well that folks in that ward are not interested in buying a home in northeast Jackson for $625,000. Why don't Tillman tell people how to get rich like he has off that HUD money, and again PAY THEM DARN PROPERTY TAXES. Since they re-elected him, let them deal with the way it looks over there!!!! Unethical for him to sit and get rich of the system, violate city codes, vote to kill his on community, 2 or 3 assistants that don't do a thing to help him with his ward, never see him recognize any good people in that ward, take campaign money from big engineers(voting their way), check latest campaign finance report,(did he really need "their" money?) not to mention it's just time to sleep at home. Tillman go celebrate your good life!!!! It's really OKAY, you're an entrepreneur!!!

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