As the world considers the life of Jimmy Carter, his legacy in one Baltimore neighborhood is more than an important memory. It’s a witness to hope and possibility. In 1992, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter came to the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood in West Baltimore to build homes with Sandtown Habitat for Humanity. At the time, there were some 1,000 vacant houses in the neighborhood, and the occupied rental houses were often substandard beyond words. Families frequently faced eviction for a few hundred dollars.
When Jimmy Carter came to Baltimore’s Sandtown neighborhood
February 24, 2023