As Baltimore embarks on a project aimed at improving the way services are delivered to homeless families, officials learned yesterday that the city could receive an additional $300,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The foundation selected Baltimore last fall as one of nine cities across the country to participate in its Homeless Families Programs and awarded the city $300,000, including 140 vouchers for housing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. But yesterday Steven A. Schroeder, president of the foundation, announced that if the participating cities develop effective programs with the initial grants, they will get more money in two years.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest medical philanthropic organization in the United States. It is funded by the personal estate of the late Mr. Johnson, founder of Johnson & Johnson.