Sandtown project gets $500,000 grant


The Enterprise Foundation has received a $500,000 grant from the Fannie Mae Foundation for its "neighborhood transformation project" in West Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester area.

The grant will be used as the Enterprise Foundation and the city, in partnership with community leaders, try to improve housing, schools, health care and other services in Sandtown.

The gift comes as former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are to be in Sandtown today to help renovate vacant houses as part of a Habitat for Humanity International project. Mr. Carter, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, Chairman James A. Johnson of Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association) and Vice Chairman F. Barton Harvey of the Enterprise Foundation will attend a ceremony marking the grant at 5 p.m. today at the Wall of Pride, a playground mural at 1622 N. Carey St.

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